Nigerian artist makes paintings interactive with AR
28 June 2023 | 5:11 am
Visual artist Olowu Ife is using augmented reality (AR) to breathe life into his pieces, experimenting with different mediums to carve a niche in Nigeria’s art scene.
7 Jul 2019
The Nigerian Stock Exchange held an interactive session with the media ahead of Airtel Africa’s listing on Friday. Temitope Jolaoso, Analyst at Financial Derivatives joins CNBC Africa for more.
14 Jul 2019
Olarinde Ayanfeoluwa is a 22-year-old self-taught artist who makes unconventional portraits by scribbling on canvases in Nigeria.
12 Oct 2019
In some paintings, the wounds are plain to see: an arm or leg lost to war. In others, the injuries that US veterans suffered are hidden from view. But all of the works by former president George W.Bush reflect some of the human toll of his decisions as commander-in-chief.
2 Nov 2019
Masked artist Yusuff Abogunde is working on his latest project painting the walls of a studio he shares with other artists in Nigeria's commercial capital, Lagos.
5 Nov 2019
British-born Nigerian artist Yinka Shonibare has launched a residency program in the West African country's commercial capital Lagos in the hope that it will help the continent to raise its profile in the global art scene.
15 Nov 2019
Salt crystalized by historic floodwaters poses a great threat to Venice's many wall paintings and frescoes. German art conservator Sven Taubert says good planning is key to preserving the historic works of art.
21 May 2020
Tech giant, Apple is believed to be working on an Augmented Reality glasses set for some time. The AR or Augmented Reality glass is simply called "Apple Glasses’ which will run on 5G.
10 Jan 2021
John Amanam, a 32-year-old former special effects expert, builds hyper-realistic prosthetics that match Nigerians' skin tones. Most prosthetic body parts available in the country until now have been white, or made from materials such as wood that also look unrealistic.
6 Feb 2021
Nigerian artist Olufela Omomkeko has set up an exhibition in Lagos that he hopes will encourage people to obey safety measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and the need for lockdowns. His pieces are made from fresh peppers that will wither during the exhibition, which Keko says acts as a reminder of what farmers and traders selling perishable goods went through during lockdowns last year.
18 Sep 2021
Music, spoken word and theatre are among the many artistic mediums that allow people from different backgrounds to connect. But spaces centering on the experiences of under-represented minorities can often be hard to come by, inspiring a variety of artists and activists hoping to change that. Among them is Irish-Nigerian artist Osaro Azams. She's the founder of the Fried Plantains Collective, which celebrates the voices of the LGBT and African communities in Dublin in a "cozy" and fun way. She joined us for Perspective.
27 Feb 2022
Kenyan Tina Benawra paints images that can be read in Braille, in the hope of allowing blind people the rare chance to experience and enjoy art.
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