Lot 110 - Nahem Shoa - Gbenya Ilumoka
Acrylic on paper
Signed on Verso
This auction is raising proceeds for The Hepatitis C Trust
Nahem Shoa is a contemporary artist born in Notting Hill where he still lives and works. Nahem has an international reputation as a painter of contemporary multicultural life. Until 2007 Nahem painted from life giant heads of people from black and ethnic backgrounds. 19 of Nahem’s portraits are in major museum collections. Nahem then turned to other subjects that drew on 'unreal' sources, photograph, TV and film as well as memory, creating hugely multi-layered paintings bursting with incident, including floods and nuclear explosions.
Manchester College of Art
Post-grad Royal Drawing School
Winner of Royal Society of Portrait painters, Face of Britain at Southampton City Art Gallery, Into The Light at Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, Black Presence, The Atkinson Art Gallery, Southport, Seen and Not Seen at Ferens Art Gallery, Hull, We are Here at The Herbert Art Gallery, Coventry, Into The Wild Abyss, Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Exeter, Youth Culture, The Box, Plymouth, Royal Academy, Summer Show, London BP portrait awards, National Portrait Gallery. Lord Leighton Prize, London, Elizabeth Greenshields Award, What’s New, Manchester City Art Gallery, Modern Art, Hatton Gallery Newcastle, V&A, London, Facing Yourself, Bury City Art Gallery, 100 years of Collecting, The Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle.
Statement about AOAP Submitted Artwork
All the sitters in these paintings are friends, who have sat for all my major museums exhibitions and collections in England. My aim in to readdress the negative images of black people in museums, with my powerful portraits of Black British Londoners. I am already known as the Lucian Freud of Multiculturalism. The four postcards are my decorative, with a bit of imagination thrown in. The portrait of Queen Tiye, is from a 3000-year-old Egyptian portrait of grandmother of Tutankhamun, it is the first realistic portrait in western art and it of a black woman. I just gave her a modern haircut. Please google my name or check me out on Wikipedia.
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