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Saturday, 21 March 2015

MY CARNIVAL FACES; ABSTRACT ART AND BLOG; BY MIABO ENYADIKE

The other day in my studio, I was working on a bunch of bottles.

I was at the final stage and that is spraying the bottles, with gloss or matt can spray paint.






Carnival faces series; Abstract art Illustration; mixed media;miabo enyadike.



I do that normally on the wood surface I work on, but decided otherwise and placed a white paper board, on the wood surface before spraying.




Carnival faces series; Abstract art Illustration; mixed media;miabo enyadike.



That was weird, for me because I am not that organised, I want to get things done and fast already.



Carnival faces series; Abstract art Illustration; mixed media;miabo enyadike.


I started spraying the bottles and noticed that the spray, formed shapes after every bottle sprayed.



Carnival faces series; Abstract art Illustration; mixed media;miabo enyadike.


That created, very colorful abstract geometric shapes of squares and circles.



Carnival faces series; Abstract art Illustration; mixed media;miabo enyadike.

These shapes, came off the bottom of the bottles, that covered the area, the spray fumes did not reach.

I must say, it was an exciting discovery, that I was creating craft, while art was creating itself effortlessly.



Carnival faces series; Abstract art Illustration; mixed media;miabo enyadike.


Since, I had a large number of bottles to spray, I decided to use more white paper board and see how it goes.

The size of the recycled white paperboard I used, is 100 cm x 80 cm x 0.3in.



Carnival faces series; Abstract art Illustration; mixed media;miabo enyadike.


By the time, I was through with my bottle project, I had three fun looking abstract paintings, in front of me.


I decided that was not enough, I felt it needed something more that would retain the colours and shapes, but have a story to it.



Carnival faces series; Abstract art Illustration; mixed media;miabo enyadike.


I then decided to draw faces expressed in a theatrical way, that remind us of people in carnival costumes. 



Carnival faces series; Abstract art Illustration; mixed media;miabo enyadike.


In a festive mood, with riotous colours of funfair around them.



Carnival faces series; Abstract art Illustration; mixed media;miabo enyadike.


Totally,oblivious of their surroundings, 
just out there to have fun and be made fun off.



Carnival faces series; Abstract art Illustration; mixed media;miabo enyadike.


Enjoying themselves, in who they pretend to represent........ENJOY


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Wednesday, 18 March 2015

ARTMIABO INTERVIEW WITH BELLAFRICANA

Meet The Founder Of ArtMiabo | Exclusive Interview

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Miabo Enyadike is an Artrepreneur, Interior designer & decorator and an art blogger. She is an awardee of the Ford Foundation Prize and grant for Contemporary Art by the Nigeria Art Institute Terrakulture, in Lagos Nigeria. She is the founder of ArtMiabo.
Q & A
  • Brief info about who you are and what you do.
My name is Miabo Enyadike. I am a top International artist, the founder of ArtMiabo (since 1992). My unique Art style is to work with different mediums, to create art and craft from simple objects which is collected by patrons all over the world.
Miabo was born in Port Harcourt, Rivers State Nigeria in West Africa. I have a Bachelors (honours) degree in fine & applied arts since 1992.
  • What’s your favourite piece of work that you have created? (Including a photo would be great!)
 mattress spring by artmiabo-digest.bellafricana.com
There are several fantastic favourite pieces of my work all through the years. Right now I’m loving my re-purposed mattress spring.
  • Do you have a favourite artist? If yes, what draws you to that person’s work?
Pablo Picasso is my favourite, he truly was a very versatile artist, that has inspired not only me but others.
  • Can you remember one of the first things you drew/sculpted/painted/photographed etc.? What makes it memorable?
My first art, well that’s a bit difficult, maybe my first still life pencil drawing, in secondary school 30 odd years ago. It was memorable because my drawing was terrible!
  • What are you working on at the moment?
At the moment I’m working on several recycling projects and they are all exciting.
  • Where do you gather most of the inspiration for your works?
I get inspired by events around me, especially books and craft shows.
  • What are your goals for the future, both work wise and life?
My goal for the future is simply to create more awareness, for the need to incorporate arts and crafts, more as a lifestyle rather than as a subject so that people are empowered to create wealth out of nothing.
  • What are you doing when you’re not creating? What (other) hobbies do you have or maybe a fun story about an experience involving your artwork?
I love reading and travelling.
  • What, in your opinion, is the hardest step in creating a masterpiece?
Creating a master piece sometimes is by accident, nevertheless there is always a thought process behind every master piece, once you get that right, it controls the creative process.
  • What would people be surprised to learn about you?
I am a twin, people are always surprised.
  • Do you have any tips or inspiring words for others?
My words of inspiration for people, is simply be yourself! The task, that comes so easily and creatively, to you from within is definitely your gift, take it, explore it and run with it.
  • And finally, I would like to give you this opportunity to share two to four images and tell us a little about each.
Metal mannequin turned into a lamp stand by Artmiabo-digest.bellafricana.com
This is a re-purposed metal mannequin turned into a lamp stand. It was created with old magazine pages and a light fixture attached.
Pine cones by Artmiabo-digest.bellafricana.com
These are pine cones that fall from whistling pine trees re-purposed into a decor pieces.
One very essential thing I love from what Miabo mentioned is in her goal for the future which she said;
My goal for the future is simply to create more awareness, for the need to incorporate arts and crafts, more as a lifestyle rather than as a subject so that people are empowered to create wealth out of nothing.
Key phrase “people are empowered to create wealth out of nothing”. I think for me this is so priceless. God has given each one of us a gift, you just need to realise it, and when you do, you need to actualise it. Some also need to be empowered!
Thanks Mrs Miabo Enyadike for participating in Bellafricana’s Exclusive Interviews! We hope you will be able to achieve these goals and empower as many people as possible. Keep up the great work.
You can reach Miabo via her website on: http://www.artmiabo.com

Tuesday, 17 March 2015

FASHION: TUNICS AND DRESSES (QUIRKY FASHION) BY MIABO ENYADIKE



The inspiration, behind this art I'm blogging about is fashion week.




Dress' Art illustration Fashion Series by miabo enyadike


This is happening all over the different fashion capitals.




Dress' Art illustration Fashion Series by miabo enyadike


 I have as usual followed all the shows through the Internet, magazines and TV specials and I'm loving every one.



                          Tunic' Art illustration Fashion Series by miabo enyadike
I view fashion, any day as work  of art. The entire process, to put out a collection is really fascinating, with a bit of mystery.




                               Model' Art illustration Fashion Series by miabo enyadike
The level of creativity and vision, translated into wearable art, is really worth taking a moment to applaud these designers.



                            Dress' Art illustration Fashion Series by miabo enyadike



They determine our entire wardrobe and fashion, year after year.


                             Dress' Art illustration Fashion Series by miabo enyadike
I for one, is just a huge fan of the creative process.




Tunic' Art illustration Fashion Series by miabo enyadike



As a fine artist, this yearly fashion moments that blow our minds,




Dress' Art illustration Fashion Series by miabo enyadike



 always inspire me to have my own quirky collection, on paper board using my favorite medium Ink...........ENJOY.


                       MIABO

Tuesday, 10 March 2015

UP CYCLED ART AND CRAFT BY MIABO ENYADIKE

Up cycling and re-purposing of simple items, into home decor is one that I am a staunch advocate of.



        UPCYCLED ART 

 I been inspired by so many  crafters around the world, craft shows and ideas that make me want to keep re- purposing simple items like bottles, fabric off cuts, empty tins,old magazine pages e.t.c.



       UP CYCLED ART(BOTTLES)

 Recently, I had a simple display  of some of my re-purposed craft, set up in my Art gallery to demonstrate to a few clients how to create up cycle  Art and  craft 





 I love bottles and worn denim pants, the possibilities are endless and I treat each piece as a work of  Art.......I hope you enjoy my display.




UP CYCLED BOTTLES



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MIABO

Sunday, 8 March 2015

MY VINTAGE MANNEQUIN LAMP STAND ( ART AND CRAFT) BY MIABO ENYADIKE

I Love different light designs, for me it completes an interior. Beautiful light fittings, say a lot about the design aesthetics of a room and creates,a certain type of drama and ambiance in that room.



 When I bought, a metal mannequin for my studio, a lamp stand was the furthest thing in my mind. I used it solely to hang knitted bags and clothes.





Early this year, I decided to embark on creating a reading space with only things I love. Then, it occurred to me I could turn the mannequin into a lamp stand. 




This inspiration, came from a show I had previously attended, that exhibited vintage stuff.





 I could not source the right vintage fabric for my light project, I decided to use magazine pages, with vintage pictures and prints.




 The paper was cut out and glued to the metal surface of the mannequin and the light installed.





I placed it in my reading corner and the rest is history...ENJOY


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