Fingers crossed - 2013

Fingers crossed - 2013

Acrylic on canvas - 120 x 200 cm

Compassion - 2013

Compassion - 2013

Acrylic on canvas - 200 x 150 cm

2013, left over

2013, left over

200 x 80 cm

In the groove - 2013

In the groove - 2013

Acrylic on canvas - 200 x 300 cm

Writings on the wall II - 2013

Writings on the wall II - 2013

Acrylic on paper - 100 x 70 cm

Writings on the wall VI - 2013

Writings on the wall VI - 2013

Acrylic on paper - 100 x 70 cm

Writings on the wall VIII - 2013

Writings on the wall VIII - 2013

Acrylic on paper - 100 x 70 cm

Cape of good hope II - 2011

Cape of good hope II - 2011

Acrylic on canvas - 150 x 125 cm

Chief I - 2013

Chief I - 2013

Installation - 75 x 80 x 17 cm

Circumcision - 2011

Circumcision - 2011

Acrylic on canvas - 180 x 180 cm

Echo - 2012

Echo - 2012

Acrylic on canvas - 100 x 250 cm

Emptiness in the midst of abundance 2007

Emptiness in the midst of abundance 2007

Installation - 110 x 260 x 120cm

Full of life - 2012

Full of life - 2012

Acrylic on canvas - 140 x 180 cm

In the wood I - 2012

In the wood I - 2012

Acrylic on board - 100 x 23 cm

In the wood III - 2012

In the wood III - 2012

Acrylic on board - 100 x 23 cm

  • Mother Tongue
  • Chidi Kwubiri

  • October 26 - November 12, 2013

  • Temple Muse


  • We are introduced to a multi-layered, almost opaque world of color and silhouettes that gently seeps in to our visual consciousness. Mother Tongue is a body of work that has three distinct layers: his celebrated dripping paint technique on large canvases with bald headed figures engulfed in a sea of paint dots. The second visual layer is his paper and wood based “writings on the wall” which are abstract pieces that have carefully concealed mask like faces. The final layer of Mother Tongue showcases Kwubiri’s politically charged, conceptual sculptures that are seemingly comical and intriguing, and on closer scrutiny, deliver a provocative expose of society.