Thursday 20 January - Saturday 25 March 2000
Due to popular demand this exhibition will be open on the following Saturdays - 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th March.
For many modern painters, the human figure has lost its thrill as a subject matter claiming that the Renaissance had achieved all that could be achieved in human representation. Kefas however knows what has not been achieved with human figures. He draws from his experiences in his neighbourhood. His subjects are so familiar. This familiarity is not provoked by their semblance of real people but from their activities. They do not show affluence but they appear content. The surfaces of Kefas' paintings betray a mastery of his technique of rapid brushstrokes and manipulation of a wide range of colours to portray a usually cool atmosphere. He presently teaches at the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria and continues to investigate the synthesis of form and space.
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