JUST LOOKING: Abe Odedina at Art X Lagos1 - 3 Nov 2019Just Looking at Art X Lagos is Odedina's first exhibition in the country of his birth. The show takes its name from that basic unit of currency, exchanged in a transaction between artist and viewer and conducted across the fertile territory spanning intention to interpretation.
ABE ODEDINA - BIRDS OF PARADISECopeland Gallery, London 24 Apr - 1 May 2019Birds of Paradise is the second comprehensive presentation of a major series of paintings by Abe Odedina presented by Ed Cross Fine Art and curated by Katherine Finerty at Copeland Gallery.
Spectacular, iridescent plumage with elaborate, elongated tails – these striking features distinguish birds of paradise, and their eponymous blossoms. These creatures are all unique, express themselves fully, and are quite simply a celebration of just being alive. This new body of work by Abe Odedina is a salutation to all that birds of paradise represent: the importance of never forgetting that humanity is magnificent and enduring, no matter how shrivelled or shrunken we may feel personally and collectively. In a moment where notions of paradise might seem more tenuous and far away from reality than ever, these landscapes, portraits, and stories remind us to become reattached in the face of cacophony. They inspire us to fight back with a tender sense of respect, a curious penchant for listening, and an effortless sense of seduction – basically and blissfully: to live our best lives.
TRUE LOVE, Abe Odedina, 2017Commissioned by Danny Boyle 13 Sep 2017Abe Odedina's TRUE LOVE animation was created in collaboration with JellyLondon and commissioned by Danny Boyle.