The Twightlight Moment In The Wake Of A Dream

The Twightlight Moment In The Wake Of A Dream

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Ibeji

Ibeji

  • Convergence
  • Obi Okigbo

  • November 24 - February 15, 2019

  • The Wheatbaker


  • Obi Okigbo is a nimble world spirit. Her creativity is a visual Convergence of global mythology, literature, philosophy, and culture presented on a rich tapestry of art. She invites us to “step back into the belly of memory” drawing from generational stories and personal experience spanning across time and space.

     

    We experience the past, present and future coalesce through her delicate ink and pigment paintings on linen, canvas and silk, revealing an artist whose creative expression comes alive in her own unique space. In Convergence she explores the meeting point of physical and spiritual birth, life and death, and eventual transcendence.

     

    Okigbo’s work is inspired by a keen study of history which emboldened her fascination to cross reference symbols and religious iconography from the European Renaissance through to African tradition, with Asian and Middle Eastern mysticism and mythology all woven together into “one unified material form”, which is rooted in a family legacy of intellectual and artistic brilliance.