The 2018 artists in residence program of the Omooba Yemisi Adedoyin Shyllon Art Foundation (OYASAF) for Nigerian art graduates, has recently just been concluded. This Nigerian program, compliments the OYASAF international residency for artists, of which the 2018 version is expected to commence in Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria from the 1st of May to the 24th of May 2018.
During the Nigerian residency program, the two beneficiary artists created artworks with the use of OYASAF platforms and resources, which enabled them to experiment new ideas and undertake creative risks. They also extensively studied Nigerian art history as contained in the OYASAF collection, visited art markets and galleries in Lagos during the residency. The program hosted the two best 2017 visual art graduates of the Federal Polytechnic in Auchi, Edo State, Nigeria. Their residency covered the period from 10th of March to 12th of April 2018. The two beneficiary artists, were Mr Emih Doughlas (Painter) and Mr Okafor Izuchwukwu Gerald (Sculptor).
Some of the works produced by the artists are attached below.
Title: Exam revision under perenic absence of PHCN power supply, Artist: Emih Doughlas, Dimension: 2 by 3 ft, medium: oil on canvas, Year: 2018
|Title: Worried about mummy’s reaction, Artist: Emih Doughlas, Dimension: 2 by 3 ft, medium: oil on canvas, Year:2018|
|Title: my village market, Artist: Emih Doughlas, Dimension: 4 by 6ft, medium: oil on canvas, Year: 2018|
Title: drummer Artist, Okafor Izuchukwu Gerrald: Dimension 6ft(H) 1ft(B) Medium: wood carving, Year: 2018