For BOMB’s Oral History Project, Odili Donald Odita, known for his geometric paintings, recalls growing up as a refugee from the Nigerian Civil War and the influence of his father, a historian of African art.
Blending traditional Chinese ceramics and figures.
Painting psychological modes of looking.
Paintings rich in reference and interpretation.
Paintings that embody a love of materials.
Turning the gaze around.
Groundbreaking paintings of the female body and sexuality.
Boafo, who studied painting in Accra and then in Vienna, evokes Egon Schiele in his intimate portraits. Now back in Accra, he reflects on the people who inspire him.
The painter looks back on five decades of experimentation and how that’s generated new levels of confidence and clarity in her art.
Minimalist painting with a maximalist impulse.
For BOMB’s Oral History Project, Odita, known for his geometric paintings, recalls growing up as a refugee from the Nigerian Civil War and the influence of his father, a historian of African art.
Painting the fantasy of real life.
Party creates vivid pastels and transformational installations that lure viewers deep into the backstories of his subjects.
An artist working to unveil ugly truths.
Painting from the present and from history.
A painter discusses her approach to making portraits.
An artist who treats painting like sculpture.
A social-practice artist talks about working with painting and photography.
An exhibition that examines the self in a media-saturated landscape.