Ed Cross presents ‘Broad Streets’, new portrait work by British-based Nigerian artist Abdulrazaq Awofeso, on 29 March.
Abdulrazaq Awofeso was born in 1978 and lives and works between Birmingham, UK, and Lagos, Nigeria. Awofeso’s work features in prestigious private and institutional collections, including Benetton Imago Mundi, Laurent Perrier, Deborah Goldman, and Yemi Odusanya.
Awofeso’s solo show ‘Broad Streets’ comprises over a dozen new sculptural figures and tableaus collaged from discarded wooden pallets. Based on characters observed and encountered by the artist on two roads with the same name – one a hub of nightlife and socializing in Birmingham, UK, and the other a commercial center in Lagos, Nigeria – ‘Broad Streets’ draws parallels between the cities and the people who inhabit them.
Since 2009, Ed Cross has worked with emerging and established artists across and beyond the African diaspora. The gallery seeks to stage conversations – between practitioners, international audiences and as guided by its artists – to amplify voices historically silenced and to create space for their independent development.
Source: Ed Cross Fine Art.