SOAS University of London


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.

Ayo Aina

Ayo and Lasisi Lamidi (also featured in this exhibition) live in the same house and it shows. Ayo's paintings have begun a transformation into painted relieves or relief paintings perhaps en route to becoming painted sculptures or sculptured paintings. His target is to transform the two-dimensional colour field to a three-dimensional installation. His desire for experimentation is insatiable. He has used odd objects in his paintings such as a water boiler, cutlery, bottle tops, chicken mesh and metal sheets. When Ayo is not experimenting, he creates wonderful still lives that capture the essence of the objects of study and he accentuates them with bold primary colours. He is one of the younger generation of Zaria based artists.

Exhibition home

For further information and details of the project and the artists involved the curators may be contacted by e-mail on: - Jacob Jari - Annabelle Nwankwo