This Side Up – A Maki Oh Art Exhibition

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One of Africa’s leading Fashion designer Maki Osakwe turns to art photography as an alternate form of expression while also staying true to the Maki Oh tradition of storytelling. The designer presents her first solo exhibition, This Side Up, which features over 20 mixed media photography works that are densely textured, layered and complex. The event  took place at Miliki, Victoria Island on the 13th December 2014.

This Side Up was sponsored by Veuve Clicquot Champagne, organized by A White Space Creative Agency, and Nkechi Bakare, chief curator, working in close collaboration with the artist. Guests at the event included Antonia Soares, Dr Sid, Chief Osakwe, Orire Omatsola, Olumide Olagbegi, Temi Dollface, Tokini Peterside and a host of others.

 

Maki Oh Art Exhibition Maki Osakwe
Maki Osakwe
Maki Oh Art Exhibition Temi Dollface
Temi Dollface
Maki Oh Art Exhibition Dare Aderinokun
Dare Aderinokun
Maki Oh Art Exhibition Didi Hall
Didi Hall
Maki Oh Art Exhibition Yegwa Ukpo
Yegwa Ukpo
Maki Oh Art Exhibition Uju
Uju Nwobodoh
Maki Oh Art Exhibition Chief Osakwe
Chief Osakwe
Maki Oh Art Exhibition Taiye Idahor
Taiye Idahor
Maki Oh Art Exhibition Kofo Ogunruku
Kofo Ogunruku

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Maki Oh Art Exhibition Reni Somoye
Reni Somoye
Maki Oh Art Exhibition Hauwa Mukan
Hauwa Mukan
Maki Oh Art Exhibition Wale (SDC)
Wale (SDC)

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Maki Oh Art Exhibition Malaika Toyo
Malaika Tayo
Maki Oh Art Exhibition Tokini Peterside
Tokini Peterside
Maki Oh Art Exhibition Orire Omatsola
Oriri Omatsola
Maki Oh Art Exhibition Azeeza Sanni
Azeeza Sanni
Maki Oh Art Exhibition Olumide Olagbegi
Olumide Olagbegi
Maki Oh Art Exhibition Ann Ogunsulire
Ann Ogunsulire
Maki Oh Art Exhibition Nkechi Bakare
Nkechi Bakare
Maki Oh Art Exhibition Flo Adefope
Flo Adefope
Maki Oh Art Exhibition Sarah Uku
Sarah Uku
Maki Oh Art Exhibition Antonia Soares
Antonia Soares
Maki Oh Art Exhibition Zwan Dagat
Zwan Dagat
Maki Oh Art Exhibition Pepper Okwesa-Chikezie
Pepper Okwesa- Chikezie
Maki Oh Art Exhibition Maki Osakwe, Rom Isichei
Maki Osakwe and Rom Isichei
Maki Oh Art Exhibition Muniq Bakare, Azeeza Sanni
Muniq Bakare and Azeeza Sanni
Maki Oh Art Exhibition Lekan Akinjide, Ozzy Etomi
Lekan Akinjide and Ozzy Etomi
Maki Oh Art Exhibition Maki Osakwe, Lakin Ogunbanwo
Maki Osakwe and Lakin Ogunbanwo
Maki Oh Art Exhibition Alex Ayoola, Nkechi Bakare
Alex Ayoola and Nkechi Bakare
Maki Oh Art Exhibition Taiwo Sanusi, Didi Hall
Taiwo Sanusi and Didi Hall
Maki Oh Art Exhibition Nike Davies-Okundaye, Maki Osakwe
Nike Davies-Okundaye and Maki Osakwe
Maki Oh Art Exhibition Dr. Sid, Maki Osakwe
Dr Sid and Maki Osakwe
Maki Oh Art Exhibition Fransesca Cardoso, Bankole Cardoso, Claudia Cardoso
Fransesca Cardoso, Bankole Cardoso and Claudia Cardoso

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The Artworks  delves into how truths about the feminine has been transformed, altered and hidden throughout time, in her works Osakwe challenges perceptions by reforming the feminine image and presenting her in her original state of being instead of the self that has been altered. Osakwe’s process serves as a form of storytelling as it explores dipping, folding and painting over as methods through which the truths about the feminine have been concealed.

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