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<strong>Contemporary</strong> <strong>African</strong> <strong>Art</strong> <strong>Exhibition</strong><br />

We are excited to announce that this April, London Lighthouse Gallery & Studio will<br />

be hosting our first <strong>Contemporary</strong> <strong>African</strong> <strong>Art</strong> exhibition, showcasing a diverse array<br />

of talented <strong>African</strong> artists.<br />

Our team has been working round the clock to curate a collection that embodies the<br />

essence of contemporary <strong>African</strong> creativity.<br />

Prepare to be captivated by an eclectic mix of artworks, featuring both established<br />

artists and promising newcomers. From vibrant figurative pieces to thought-provoking<br />

abstract expressions, our exhibition offers a glimpse into the rich tapestry of <strong>African</strong><br />

artistic innovation.<br />

List of <strong>Art</strong>ists<br />

• Henry Akrong - Ghana<br />

• John Ali – Nigeria<br />

• Liveth Ashiagbor – Ghana<br />

• Ogen Osiegbu – Nigeria<br />

• Timi Kakandar – Nigeria<br />

• Titus Agbara - Nigeria<br />

• Tomiwa Arobieke - Nigeria


Henry Akrong – Ghana<br />

Henry, born on August 16, 1994, is a true creative chameleon,<br />

seamlessly navigating the vast realm of artistic expression. Henry is<br />

based in Accra, Ghana, West Africa.<br />

With a diverse range of creative expressions, he crafts intricate and<br />

captivating artworks that invite viewers on a visual journey. With<br />

equal finesse, he wields paintbrushes to bring life to his imaginative<br />

ideas in a myriad of mediums and forms. Whether it’s traditional<br />

canvases, avant-garde sculptures, or immersive installations,<br />

Henry’s artistic versatility knows no bounds.<br />

Henry Akrong<br />

Simultaneously, Henry is a masterful videographer, capturing the<br />

essence of creativity in its multifaceted glory. His lens doesn’t<br />

discriminate; it embraces all mediums and forms, from thoughtprovoking<br />

documentaries to visually mesmerizing music videos.<br />

Henry’s innate ability to bridge the gap between painting and<br />

videography sets him apart as a visionary creative who seamlessly<br />

intertwines these worlds.<br />

What defines Henry is his insatiable curiosity—a relentless drive<br />

that propels his artistic journey. This boundless inquisitiveness fuels<br />

his ability to paint and capture content in all conceivable mediums<br />

and forms. In Henry, you’ll find an artist and videographer who<br />

transcends traditional boundaries, offering a unique and immersive<br />

artistic experience that defies categorization.


SCREEN TIME<br />

Medium: Charcoal on 250g/m paper<br />

Size: 60cm x 42cm<br />

Price: £1560<br />

Year: 2023<br />

Framed in Non-Reflective Museum Glass


SHAME<br />

Medium: Charcoal on 250g/m paper<br />

Size: 60cm x 42cm<br />

Price: £1330<br />

Year: 2023<br />

Framed in Non-Reflective Museum<br />

Glass.


Chaos<br />

Medium: Charcoal on 250g/m paper<br />

Size: 60cm x 42cm<br />

Price: £1480<br />

Year: 2023<br />

Framed in Non-Reflective Museum Glass.


HARVEST’S BURDEN<br />

Medium: Charcoal on 250g/m paper<br />

Size: 60cm x 42cm<br />

Price: £1640<br />

Year: 2024<br />

Framed in Non-Reflective Museum Glass


WISDOM’S GAZE<br />

Medium: Charcoal on 250g/m paper<br />

Size: 60cm x 42cm<br />

Price: £1640<br />

Year: 2024<br />

Framed in Non-Reflective Museum Glass


John Ali<br />

John Ali – Nigeria<br />

John Ali, born on February 11th, 1992, in the vibrant city of Lafia,<br />

Nasarawa State, Nigeria infuses his captivating artworks with the<br />

essence of his culturally rich and diverse hometown. From a young<br />

age, John's palpable passion for colours and forms echoed the<br />

vibrant energy of Lafia's cultural tapestry.<br />

As he grew up in Lafia, John's artistic journey began to take shape<br />

within the local primary and secondary schools, where his innate<br />

talent for visual arts flourished. Continuing his pursuit of artistic<br />

excellence, John further honed his skills at the Federal University of<br />

Lafia, immersing himself in the study and practice of painting.<br />

His university years not only polished his technical abilities but also<br />

deepened his understanding of the human form and its expressive<br />

potential. Graduating with a bachelor's degree in Visual and<br />

Creative <strong>Art</strong>, specializing in painting, John emerged as a skilled and<br />

insightful artist ready to make his mark on the world.<br />

Today, John Ali is a devoted full-time studio artist, with his creative<br />

sanctuary nestled in the heart of Lafia. There, he continues to<br />

explore and innovate, channelling the vibrant spirit of his<br />

hometown into captivating works of art that resonate with<br />

audiences near and far.


Ray of Hope (IV)<br />

Medium: Acrylic on Canvas<br />

Size: 31 x 49 inches<br />

Price: £2230.00<br />

Year: 2024


Curiosity<br />

Medium: Oil on Canvas<br />

Size: 29 x 40 inches<br />

Price: £2305<br />

Year: 2023


Soul Searching<br />

Medium: Oil on Canvas<br />

Size: 36 x 48 inches<br />

Price: £2190<br />

Year: 2023


Rebuilding<br />

Medium: Acrylic on Canvas<br />

Size: 31 x 49 inches<br />

Price: £2190<br />

Year: 2024


After 6pm<br />

Medium: Oil on Canvas<br />

Size: 36 x 48 inches<br />

Price: £2320<br />

Year: 2023


Valiant<br />

Medium: Acrylic on Canvas<br />

Size: 31 x 49 inches<br />

Price: £2320<br />

Year: 2024


Determined Soul<br />

Medium: Oil on Canvas<br />

Size: 36 x 48 inches<br />

Price: £2410<br />

Year: 2023


Relief<br />

Medium: Oil on Canvas<br />

Size: 40 x 36 inches<br />

Price: £2350<br />

Year: 2023


Beyond Horizon<br />

Medium: Oil on Canvas<br />

Size: 49 x 30.5 inches<br />

Price: £2385<br />

Year: 2023


Liveth Ashiagbor<br />

Liveth Ashiagbor – Ghana<br />

Liveth Ashiagbor is a self-taught hyper-realistic artist from Accra,<br />

Ghana, He discovered his passion for art during his high school<br />

years where he studied Visual <strong>Art</strong>s. Although he wasn't able to<br />

pursue higher education in the field, Liveth's artistic journey took<br />

off in 2017, driven by a deep-seated connection to drawings that<br />

dates back to his childhood.<br />

For Liveth, art is a medium for expressing his thoughts and<br />

emotions to society, and this personal connection influences his<br />

creations. Despite not having formal training beyond high school,<br />

Liveth's artistic prowess has blossomed through dedication and selfguided<br />

exploration.<br />

Since the inception of his art career, Liveth has set ambitious goals<br />

for himself. His primary aim is to carve a successful path in the<br />

realm of hyper-realistic art. Beyond personal success, he aspires to<br />

be a beacon of inspiration for aspiring artists in Ghana. Liveth is<br />

committed to supporting and uplifting emerging talents within his<br />

community, fostering an environment where creativity can flourish.<br />

Liveth’s story is one of passion, perseverance, and a commitment to<br />

his artistic dreams.


-Untitled 04-<br />

Medium: Charcoal pencils, Graphite<br />

pencils, Grey powder, Highlighter, Electric<br />

eraser, Blending brushes, Charcoal<br />

powder on Strathmore paper.<br />

Size: 41cm x 46cm<br />

Price: £550<br />

Year: 2020


Is There Hope?<br />

Medium: Charcoal pencils, Graphite<br />

pencils, Grey powder, Highlighter, Electric<br />

eraser, Blending brushes, Charcoal<br />

powder on Strathmore paper.<br />

Size: 56cm x 76cm<br />

Price: £900<br />

Year: 2021<br />

SOLD


Matters Of The People<br />

Medium: Charcoal pencils, Graphite<br />

pencils, Grey powder, Highlighter, Electric<br />

eraser, Blending brushes, Charcoal<br />

powder on Strathmore paper.<br />

Size: 53cm x 80cm<br />

Price: £800<br />

Year: 2021<br />

SOLD


Nelson Mandela<br />

Medium: Charcoal pencils, Graphite<br />

pencils, Grey powder, Highlighter, Electric<br />

eraser, Blending brushes, Charcoal<br />

powder on Strathmore paper.<br />

Size: 41cm x 51cm<br />

Price: £550<br />

Year: 2021<br />

SOLD


Samuel L Jackson<br />

Medium: Charcoal pencils, Graphite<br />

pencils, Grey powder, Highlighter, Electric<br />

eraser, Blending brushes, Charcoal<br />

powder on Strathmore paper.<br />

Size: 58cm x 60cm<br />

Price: £690<br />

Year: 2022


-Untitled 01-<br />

Medium: Charcoal powder Mono Zero<br />

eraser, Grey powder, Highlighter, Electric<br />

eraser, Blending brushes on Strathmore<br />

paper.<br />

Size: 58cm x 60cm<br />

Price: £850<br />

Year: 2023


Cleance (Self Portrait)<br />

Medium: Charcoal pencils, Charcoal<br />

powder, Highlighter, Electric eraser, Mono<br />

Zero eraser brushes, Graphite pencils on<br />

Strathmore paper.<br />

Size: 58cm x 60cm<br />

Price: £1150<br />

Year: 2022<br />

SOLD


Ogen Osiegbu – Nigeria<br />

Ogen Osiegbu is a self-taught artist from Delta State, Nigeria, but<br />

lives in the city of Lagos. His art is inspired by the Orogodo River,<br />

which is a source of livelihood to the people of Owa Kingdom,<br />

(Ogen’s ancestry home), in Delta State.<br />

In his own words Ogen says … “I call my art Orogodo Caricature as a<br />

homage to the only river (Orogodo river) and source of livelihood to<br />

my people in my village of Owa Kingdom, Delta State” ……. As for<br />

the Caricature, I believe if born into an earlier time, I would be a<br />

Benin bronze mask maker…. I infuse playful cartoons which I<br />

watched as a child growing up, to come up with my iteration of<br />

masks called the Orogodo Masks which is prevalent in my art”.<br />

Ogen Osiegbu<br />

Ogen’s love for the Benin masks comes from his ancestral link to the<br />

Benin tribe through his grandmother who is partly from Edo State,<br />

the home of the Benin people.


Long Live Ihama<br />

Medium: Acrylic on Canvas<br />

Size: 91cm x 121cm<br />

Price: £1000<br />

Year: 2023<br />

SOLD


Anatomy of a Qrackhead<br />

Medium: Acrylic on Canvas<br />

Size: 122cm x 122cm<br />

Price: £985<br />

Year: 2023<br />

SOLD


Homage to Emegha<br />

Medium: Acrylic & Oil Pastel. Spray Paint<br />

& Graffiti Mob Maker on Canvas<br />

Size: 91cm x 121cm<br />

Price: £900<br />

Year: 2023<br />

SOLD


Orogodo Masks<br />

Medium: Acrylic & Acrylic Markers on<br />

Canvas<br />

Size: 122cm x 122cm<br />

Price: £985<br />

Year: 2023<br />

SOLD


Orogodo Spirits<br />

Medium: Acrylic , Spray Paint, Oil Pastel &<br />

Graffiti Mop on Canvas<br />

Size: 122cm x 122cm<br />

Price: £1050<br />

Year: 2023<br />

SOLD


Oriwe<br />

Medium: Acrylic, & Pastel on Canvas<br />

Size: 122cm x 122cm<br />

Price: £985<br />

Year: 2023


Imole Lives Forever<br />

Medium: Graffiti Mop Marker,<br />

Permanent Marker, Oil Pastel on Canvas<br />

Size: 122cm x 60cm<br />

Price: £750<br />

Year: 2023<br />

SOLD


Augustine's Arrangement<br />

Medium: Graffiti Mop Marker on Canvas<br />

Size: 122cm x 60cm<br />

Price: £750<br />

Year: 2023


Timi Kakandar – Nigeria<br />

Timi Kakandar<br />

Timi Kakandar began his artistic career soon after graduating from<br />

the University of Port Harcourt, in Rivers State, Nigeria in 1999.<br />

He uses painting, drawing and collage to explore his fascination with<br />

the human form in which he relates to the challenges, joy, and<br />

social political issues that emanate from living and working within<br />

the <strong>African</strong> space. His work exudes an intensity of bright raw colours<br />

and gestural lines that infuse a presence which engages the viewer’s<br />

attention.<br />

Timi's artworks are widely collected globally. In over 2 decades of<br />

his studio practice, he has had 6 Solo <strong>Exhibition</strong>s and over 30 group<br />

<strong>Exhibition</strong>s within and beyond the shores of Nigeria.<br />

In 2021, he was featured in the Saatchi <strong>Art</strong> (United States of<br />

America) "Next Generation of Master <strong>Art</strong>ists".<br />

Timi's recent shows include "Obsidian - In Luminous Flux" by<br />

Madlozi <strong>Art</strong> Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa.


Love Is Everything (I)<br />

Medium: Acrylic on Canvas<br />

Size: 160cm x 65cm<br />

Price: £3500<br />

Year: 2022


Love Is Everything (II)<br />

Medium: Acrylic on Canvas<br />

Size: 160cm x 65cm<br />

Price: £3500<br />

Year: 2022


Titus Agbara – Nigeria<br />

Agbara was born in Lagos. He attended the Federal Polytechnic,<br />

Auchi 1994 up until 1999 achieving his Higher National Diploma in<br />

Painting and General <strong>Art</strong>.<br />

After graduating, he serves his native Nigeria in 2000/2001. Since<br />

then has been fulfilling his destiny as a full-time artist. He has to his<br />

credit many group shows, <strong>Art</strong>ist Talks, private commissions and solo<br />

Titus exhibition in London, Africa and abroad and has participated in<br />

art residency with Professor Ablade Glover and with Kofi Setordji<br />

under the sponsorship of Ford Foundation. Also took part in<br />

‘’imagine art after’’ a world art project in the UK. Sky<strong>Art</strong> Portrait<br />

<strong>Art</strong>ist of the Year 2014 and 2020, Sky<strong>Art</strong> Landscape <strong>Art</strong>ist of the<br />

Year 2015 and 2016.<br />

Titus Agbara


As Our Mother Told Us<br />

Medium: Oil on Canvas<br />

Size: 102 x 76 cm (HXW)<br />

Price: £12,650<br />

Year: 2015


Give Us This Day<br />

Medium: Oil on Canvas<br />

Size: 50cm x 61cm<br />

Price: £4350<br />

Year: 2021


Labadi<br />

Medium: Oil on Canvas<br />

Size: 50cm x 61cm<br />

Price: £4350<br />

Year: 2021


Exodus - Let’s Save Them<br />

Before They Die<br />

Medium: Oil on Canvas<br />

Size: 121cm x 76cm<br />

Price: £12,650<br />

Year: 2016


Sustainability<br />

Medium: Oil on Canvas<br />

Size: 102 x 76 cm (HXW)<br />

Price: £12,650<br />

Year: 2015


Tomiwa Arobieke – Nigeria<br />

Tomiwa Arobieke is a visual artist known for the captivating and<br />

evocative creations. Born in 1999, in Ogun State, Nigeria. He lives<br />

and works in the city of Ibadan, Nigeria.<br />

He studied Science Laboratory Technology in the Institution of The<br />

Polytechnic, Ibadan. Tomiwa discovered his passion for art at an<br />

early age, and embarked on a journey that would establish him as a<br />

prominent figure in the Nigerian art scene. He honed his skills by a<br />

professional artist named Daniel Emmanuel. The mentorship<br />

combined with his innate talent, laid the groundwork for a prolific<br />

career in the art world.<br />

Tomiwa Arobieke<br />

Tomiwa’s works have been exhibited in numerous galleries, in<br />

Nigeria and around the world and has found its way into the private<br />

collections and art enthusiasts worldwide.<br />

Tomiwa’s art explores the themes of building human relationships<br />

and expression of feelings and emotions, offering his viewers a<br />

window into the emotional journey of himself and his subjects. His<br />

art is a captivating narrative of his personal journey and a reflection<br />

of the world as he sees it.


Love in Nature<br />

Medium: Acrylic on Canvas<br />

Size: 121cm x 121cm<br />

Price: £2500<br />

Year: 2022<br />

SOLD


Men's Affairs<br />

Medium: Acrylic on Canvas<br />

Size: 121cm x 121cm<br />

Price: £2850<br />

Year: 2023


ELEGANCE (III)<br />

Medium: Oil & Acrylic on Canvas<br />

Size: 121cm x 91cm<br />

Price: £1770<br />

Year: 2024


Oneness<br />

Medium: Oil & Acrylic on Canvas<br />

Size: 121cm x 121cm<br />

Price: £2500<br />

Year: 2024<br />

SOLD


SERENITY<br />

Medium: Oil & Acrylic on Canvas<br />

Size: 121cm x 121cm<br />

Price: £2500<br />

Year: 2023


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©londonlighthousegallery<br />

www.londonlighthousegallery.com<br />

With special thanks to<br />

London Lighthouse Gallery & Studio<br />

18 Lyell Street, London City Island, London, E14 0TS

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