Lot 372 - Ofunne Azinge - As For My Household, The Light Will Always Shine
Acrylic Paint and Phototransfer on Paper
A6 (15x10cm) Original Artwork
Signed on Verso
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 - Present
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
2021 - The Arts Club Award, Royal Academy of Arts, 2021
“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, Subtitle Lab, Hosted by PI Artworks Gallery (3rd March 2022 – 5th March 2022), London, United Kingdom
Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, 2021 (22nd September 2021 – 2nd January 2022), London, United Kingdom
Painting Writing, Group Show, PS Mirabel, Manchester, United Kingdom (25th September – 30th October 2021)
“TSDAP’S New Graduates: 2021 Edition”, Artsy (Online), Curated by TSDAP, Hosted by SHIM Art Network (12th July – 13th September 2021)
“In these four walls” (Online), Leeds Arts University Graduate Show, (5th July 2021 – Present)
“AND/NOW” (Virtual), Art steps, hosted by Leeds Arts University, Group Exhibition (7th May 2020 -)
Statement about AOAP Submitted Artwork
My postcard acts as an extension of my practice. It features photographs of my late parents’ wedding - moments of celebration and joy in their lives. A symbol that, even in moments of despair, will always depict a snapshot of light.
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