London Art Fair 16-21 January 2024

The artists gathered here question what it means to be human, how we live and who we are as a society. They all ponder the role of the past in shaping our understanding of ourselves in the current perspective to provide a generative narrative of our time – the life of the mind, the truth of the body, and the mystery of the human spirit. The curation of the stand mixes Kristian Evju’s figurative monotone/duotone drawings & paintings opposing Li Chevalier’s black & white semi-abstract ink paintings with Marit Geraldine Bostad’s colour-infused abstract portraiture providing the contrast. In the more playful section, a sandbox displays Nam Tran’s ode to childhood ceramic sculptures to complement Luqmaan Godfrey aka Damilola Odusote’s music and dance infused creations on the walls. More details →

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London Art Fair Encounters/Art Projects 18-22 January 2023

This project showcased Luqmaan Godfrey and Louisa Boyd contemplating and charting the cartographic terrain of contemporary life. With reference to Hans Ulrich Olbrist’s alternative atlas of contemporary cartographies, Mapping It Out, these two artists eschew the various projection modes of conv entional maps to navigate spatial or ideological topography, and instead examine the psychographics and connections in societies, plotting encounters of the past and present to project hopes for the future. Godfrey and Boyd couldn’t be more different visually and ideologically – the first dances to the vibrancy of a manic city, while the other finds solitude in nature. This results in a mix of intoxicating quietness, oscillating between opposing polarities of quirky vs profound, epic vs intimate, cynical vs sincerity. The philosophical dialogue running through both though is that we live in an Anthropocene era where social relationships and interactions in nature shape the world, where “reality” is a continually changing map that is malleable but ultimately transient.