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.

Lasisi Lamidi

Lasisi asks why sculpture and painting 'cannot be one' and works towards unifying them. Living with Ayo Aina, a painter, has perhaps prompted this thinking. Lasisi admits that he is eclectic except that he imbues whatever fascinates him in other artists with a huge dose of his own ideas. Although Lasisi also paints, he was trained a sculptor. His smaller sculptures are a mixture of painted canvas and mild steel rods. His figures are usually stylised and a remarkable feature about them is their raised arms as if in worship. The larger sculptures are entirely of mild steel rods and appear more detailed. They portray subject matter from the artist's immediate environment. Lasisi concentrates on exploring the dynamics of line as it affects particularly the female figure. This sometimes leads him to distorting the figures. Lasisi is based in Zaria.

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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