Lot 21 - Ofunne Azinge - Feeling Blue
Acrylic, Image Transfer on Paper
Signed on Verso
Curated by Mollie Barnes
Ofunne Azinge is a Nigerian – British painter based in Manchester, United Kingdom.
Her work was previously exhibited at the Royal Academy of Arts in London. Ofunne’s work primarily focuses on the history of post-colonialism in Nigeria and its effects on black men across the diaspora and black masculinity in painting. Born in Nigeria 1998 and moving to England at the age of 5 after being adopted, Ofunne’s work draws from various aspects of her life including the socio-political effects of migration, nostalgia and the complexities of her upbringing. Her large-scale paintings combine the use of her unique image transfer method, figures painted in a mixture of black/blue/purple hues, compilations of symbols from various generations draw the attention of a wide range of audiences to experience her work.
2021 - 2022
MA Painting, Manchester School of Art, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, United Kingdom
2018 - 2021
BA (Hons) Fine Art, Leeds Arts University, Leeds, United Kingdom
LLB (Hons) Law, Leeds Beckett University, Leeds, United Kingdom
BA (Hons) Fine Art, University of Leeds, Leeds, United Kingdom
“Greatest Source of My Longing”, Group Show curated by Mollie Ellen Barnes, Barbara Thumm Gallery (5th November 2022 – 17th December 2022), Berlin, Germany
MA Show, Holden Gallery, Manchester School of Art, Manchester Metropolitan University (9th September 2022 – 16th September 2022), Manchester, United Kingdom
Art on a Postcard, Summer Exhibition and Auction, London, United Kingdom, 2022
“Reclaiming the Nymph: A force of Nature”, Group Show curated by Mollie Barnes, Gillian Jason Gallery (3rd March 2022 – 23rd April 2022), London, United Kingdom
“Passports Please”, Group Show curated by Charlie Spot/Subtitle Lab, Hosted by PI Artworks Gallery (3rd March 2022 – 5th March 2022), London, United Kingdom
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