"I’ve been collecting Abe’s paintings for some years now: I used to drive by his gallery in Brixton and I loved his work. He used to be an architect, then took a hiatus, went to Brazil and started to paint. The pigments are vibrant and rich, and he describes himself as a folk artist – he’s inspired by African art and magical realism. I have a painting by Abe called Amazing Grace: it’s a woman standing on a red backdrop in a royal blue dress. She has very dark ebony skin and red lips, and the whites of her eyes are very bright. I was mesmerised."
Abe Odedina in "On my radar: Tanya Moodie’s cultural highlights"
Kathryn Bromwich, The Guardian, December 11, 2021