Middle Age wrestlers, 2015

Middle Age wrestlers, 2015

Black conte drawing on paper, 31 x 46cm

Okha-Igbabonelimi-Visual Narrative

Okha-Igbabonelimi-Visual Narrative

2015, 61 x 92cm, Mixed media on canvas

Philosophy of the market as life, 2005-2012

Philosophy of the market as life, 2005-2012

181 x 181cm, Acrylic & transluscent paper on canvas

The return of the soft dance steps

The return of the soft dance steps

Mixed media on canvas, 61 x 61cm, 2015

Tribute to Wise Men, 2014-2015

Tribute to Wise Men, 2014-2015

65 x 100cm, Mixed media on canvas

Dance performance as Aeroplane, 2015

Dance performance as Aeroplane, 2015

61 x 61cm, Mixed Media on canvas

Adamorisa manifestation, EYO 2012-2014

Adamorisa manifestation, EYO 2012-2014

61 X 92cm, Mixed Media on Canvas

I am blessed, 2013

I am blessed, 2013

Black conte drawing on paper, 31 x 46cm

Igbabonelimi on the threshold, 2015

Igbabonelimi on the threshold, 2015

61 x 61cm, Mixed media on canvas

Ilo masquerade one-black

Ilo masquerade one-black

Conte drawing on paper, 2014, 56 x 76cm

Eko Osedo- Eko re - Narative on Lagos, 2010-2012,

Eko Osedo- Eko re - Narative on Lagos, 2010-2012,

240 x120cm, mixed media on canvas,diptych

Igene Nedan II- Middle Age wrestlers, 2015

Igene Nedan II- Middle Age wrestlers, 2015

Black conte drawing on paper, 31 x 46cm_

Ilo masquerade two- black conte drawing on paper, 2014,

Ilo masquerade two- black conte drawing on paper, 2014,

Massachusetts, 56 x 76cm

Ofuekenede in Blues- Golden heart 2005-2008

Ofuekenede in Blues- Golden heart 2005-2008

120 x 120cm mixed media on canvas

Eko Osedo- Eko re - Narative on Lagos, 2010-2012

Eko Osedo- Eko re - Narative on Lagos, 2010-2012

240 x120cm, mixed media on canvas,diptych copy

  • Equal Rights
  • Mike Omoighe

  • January 24 - March 20, 2016

  • The Wheatbaker


  • In “Equal Rights”, Mr. Mike Omoighe offers an invitation to let go, claim our creative space, and allow his dynamic images and narratives to wash over us. The theme of this solo art exhibition, Unule Unuile Ozese, is a philosophy of the Esan People meaning 'Equal Rights'. It is a visual narrative on the delicate balance of love and power in life. Mr. Omoighe is presenting two viewpoints from his sketches and jotting diary; first is the implication of military rule in Nigeria and second is the cultural object of Ukpo-Esan-Fibre art in the Igbabonelimi masquerader's costumes. The pieces presented are charcoal sketches on paper and paintings on canvas.

    He has presented the acrobatic pulsating energy of masquerades dancing wildly under the noonday sun in a few deft, minimalist strokes of charcoal dancing lightly over paper. What some have found most fascinating is how Mr. Omoighe has depicted this traditional performance art through the sketches and taken it many steps further. He has used the symbol of the masquerade to shed light on its' role in traditional dispute settlement, ensuring that the excesses within the traditional community were regularly pruned and brought into check. This then is his way of commenting on how our political history is a story of greed and power that has corrupted, reminding us that we have failed to learn from our rich heritage of traditional philosophy of equal rights.