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.

Mu'azu Mohammed Sani

Mu'azu's name is synonymous with the splash-technique where he models his forms by splashing liquid colours onto the canvas. He has explored and developed this technique to a unique manner of expression. He acknowledges the limitless areas of creativity particularly in the area of the unconventional. His imagery is derived mostly from the 'Durbar', a popular festival featuring horse riding. The patterns and motives created by his splashes echo the rhythmic movements of the horses. They also portray the dust kicked up by the hoofs but even more importantly, they unify the different elements on the picture plane. Mu'azu also comments on the ills of his society to the extent that his paintings can sometimes be offensive to establishment. He is a teacher at the Ahmadu Bello University, 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