Lot - 12 - Kemi Onabule - Between Things
Lot - 12 - Kemi Onabule - Between Things

Lot - 12 - Kemi Onabule - Between Things

Watercolor + Pigment

2024

A6 (10x15cm)

Original Artwork

Signed on Verso

This auction is raising proceeds for The Hepatitis C Trust

Curated by Art City Works

ARTIST INFO

About 

Kemi Onabulé is a painter and printmaker living and working in London. Since graduating from her BA in Fine Art Painting at Wimbledon College of Art in 2016, she has been included in the Hix Award 2017 and the Ingram Young Artist Award 2017 and recently had her debut Solo Show, Arrival On The Beach, 2020 at Guts Gallery. She subsequently had her debut in-person solo show at Sim Smith Gallery in the autumn of 2022. In her work she explores the human relationship to nature and its changing role in our lives, our effect on it and the colonial histories that are intertwined with our current ecological predicament. She is influenced by her Greek, English and Nigerian heritage and their ancient cultures, taking aesthetic and symbolic aspects from each to create a visual language that moves across the various mediums she uses. 

 

Education 

2013 - 2016 

BA Fine Art Painting, UAL Wimbledon College of Art 

 

Solo Shows 

2024 

Night Gallery, Los Angeles, USA (upcoming) 

All the Land is Spoken For, Sim Smith, London, UK 

2022 

Arcadia, Sim Smith, London, UK 

2020 

Arrival on the Beach, Guts Gallery, London, UK 

  

Group Shows 

2024 

Hovering, Capsule Venice, Venice, Italy 

Arcadia and Elsewhere, James Cohan, New York, USA 

2023 

Looking Like Fire, Sim Smith, London, UK 

Frieze London, Night Gallery, London, UK 

2022 

Shrubs, Night Gallery, Los Angeles, USA 

Matches Struck Unexpectedly In The Dark, One Room Gallery, London, UK  

2021 

Saw It Hang Down There, Bode Projects, Berlin, Germany 

Reality Check, Guts Gallery/Anderson Contemporary, London, UK 

  

Awards 

2021 

Shortlisted, Jackson's Painting Prize 

2017 

Shortlisted, Hix Award 

Shortlisted, Ingram Young Artist Prize 

2016 

Shortlisted, Clyde & Co Art Awards  

 

Gallery Representation 

Sim Smith Gallery  

 

Statement about AOAP Submitted Artwork 

“The works I have submitted reflect my own urge to seek refuge in the natural world. Looking at a world suffering from increasing ecological destruction alongside ongoing wars that decimate both human and animal populations, I have tried to offer the viewer with some kind of rest-bite.” 

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