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Sandton Convention
Centre, Johannesburg,
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Inside Wunika Mukan Gallery during Uche Obasi’s presentation. (Courtesy of Wunika Mukan Gallery) 

Meet the Artist | Uche Obasi

While experimental, ongoing and undefined from the artist’s perspective, Uche Obasi’s practice is distinct. A multidisciplinary artist from Benin, he maintains his basis of testing, prototyping and being in continued conversation with various mediums on canvas. Considering his thematics: the approach is fitting. Figurations that borrow from our likeness, the characters in Obasi’s work seem to occupy a space outside the physical. 

Perhaps the interior of our psyches, he is steadfast in trying to resolve memories (both his own and those he encounters while he connects with the people around him). . A series of muted pastels and deep tones, the works come across softer than the underbellies they look to depict almost as to encourage audiences to afford grace over judgment in their gaze.

See more of Uche Obasi’s work below. Visit Wunika Mukan Gallery here for the full catalogue.



Friday, 8th September

Collection tour of Anglo American

144 Oxford Rd, Rosebank

8 September 2023

Event details

The Anglo American art and object collection is a combination of art collected over several decades through four different companies: Anglo American, de Beers Group, Anglo American Platinum and Kumba Iron Ore.

The collection comprises of 3600 works, with around 1000 pieces in the collection on display at the newly commissioned Rosebank offices. Although vast, the collection experienced an acquisition hiatus from the early 2000s until 2021 creating a significant gap in the collection’s representation of contemporary art. The collection now has a dedicated curator, Megan Scott, tasked with its cataloguing and digitisation, opening an exciting new chapter which will see the gradual procurement of significant works that reflect our contemporary South African and African art world.

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