A DAY WITH THE TEXTILE ARTISTS. ART BLOG BY MIABO ENYADIKE


My trip to my home country Nigeria is one that is well overdue been away for so long, I almost forgot all my traditional Artist friends that I used to collect Art from to support their craft.


Textile String Art 'Women' by Chief Sunday Toba
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I ran into an old friend Fatai, who is a traditional Textile Artist from the Osogbo area of western Nigeria.



                           Fatai Textile Artist 
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This area is known for their folk  Art and Craft and tourist come from all over the world to visit and buy their craft. 


                          Fatai Textile Artist (Chiffon Batik)
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My friend Fatai brought back fun memories through the anecdotes and stories he told when we ran into each other again after almost a decade, it was truly refreshing and humbling.



                                 Chief Toba with his String on Textile Art
                                                      'Women' by Chief Sunday Toba
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 I invited him over for an afternoon tea and he showed up with a long lost friend of mine an Artist who is known for his  String Art.



Textile String Art  by Chief Sunday Toba
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 Chief Toba an Artist friend of of mine came along with his art and I had a blast. Listening to the creative process and the inspiration  behind his subject matter.


Textile String Art 'Mama and Child' by Chief Sunday Toba
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Toba's Art is simple, yet intricate and well made with strong use of colour to tell traditional stories, from his hometown of Ibadan in a way only he can tell.


Textile String Art 'Horse Riding' by Chief Sunday Toba
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 He's use of fancy thread woven into strings to create Art that is not only captivating and Pure is why I love his string Art! and decided to blog about it ........ENJOY.


Textile String Art 'Birds' by Chief Sunday Toba

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THE ART OF THE JEANS (ONLINE ART EXHIBITION) BY MIABO ENYADIKE



My  new found obsession with Jean pants is no longer centered around it being a fashion staple for me, or comfort wear but a new way of innovation. 




Re-emerge series: Jeans and Acrylic: by miabo enyadike






Re-emerge series: Jeans and Acrylic: by miabo enyadike


I look at a well worn pair of Jeans on a person or in a charity store and I see  potential immediately and an even bigger  creative prospect ahead.



                 Worn Series: Jeans and Acrylic:by miabo enyadike




             Worn Series: Jeans and Acrylic:by miabo enyadike

 My friends and family know that there is more to their pair of Jeans when it is no longer in use to them for me. 



                   Unity in Diversity Series: Jeans and Acrylic   by miabo enyadike




Unity in Diversity Series: Jeans and Acrylic   by miabo enyadike





Unity in Diversity Series: Jeans and Acrylic   by miabo enyadike


 A discarded pair of Jeans is a canvas that could produce countless creative possibilities for me as an artist



                         Re-emerge Series:Jeans, Acrylic on wood board: miabo enyadike.




 Worn Series: Jeans and Acrylic:by miabo enyadike



              Worn Series: Jeans and Acrylic:by miabo enyadike


 my emphasis is the texture and fluid nature of the material, it lends itself to my creative process easily.



                Unity in Diversity Series: Jeans and Acrylic   by miabo enyadike



                Worn Series: Jeans and Acrylic:by miabo enyadike



 Creating Sculpted Art pieces with Jeans is a Unique new way of art that I enjoy which involves a lot of patience, 



flower: Jeans, bottle and Acrylic:by miabo enyadike








Workmen Threads: Jeans, Ropes and Acrylic. by miabo enyadike



planning and creativity with a 
pre-knowledge that a new lease of life is being injected into this piece. 

It has to resonate with my audience creating a sense of nostalgia and wonder.



                   'Self Worth':    Jeans draped on clay pot: by miabo enyadike



                        'Self Worth':  Jeans draped on clay pot: by miabo enyadike


 That being said, it is something I love to create and I enjoy every aspect of this Art



             Worn Series: Jeans and Acrylic:by miabo enyadike





             Worn Series: Jeans and Acrylic:by miabo enyadike


" The jeans being worn and used up by us is one thing but my Joy is what comes next, that which I'm able to accomplish with The Art of The Jeans".... ...Miabo Enyadike.




Re-emerge series: Jeans and Acrylic: by miabo enyadike





                   'Self Worth':  Jeans draped on glass vase: by miabo enyadike






                'Self Worth':  Jeans draped on glass vase: by miabo enyadike




Miabo working on a Jeans project titled:  ' Life'   in her Art studio.



                                                         ENJOY!



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FLOWERS IN A VASE: TEXTILE ART BY MIABO ENYADIKE

Flowers in a vase, is a subject I love to paint or draw, but this was something special.

                       Flowers in a Vase:Textile Art: miabo enyadike
I have been on some kind of Art break.

That has not really stopped me from creating art or craft that I love.

             Flowers in a Vase:Textile Art: miabo enyadike

I collected all these pieces of fabric, from a friend of mine and decided to create the subject I love painting,instead using fabric cut offs.
       
Flowers in a Vase:Textile Art: miabo enyadike
It was so much fun, because the fabric pieces and zips are really colorful and organically, lend themselves to the whole idea of flowers in a vase.

                      Flowers in a Vase:Textile Art: miabo enyadike
 It was a good way to work and I really enjoyed the experience.......Enjoy


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MY ART WEEKEND AT THE JOBURG FRINGE; ART BLOG BY MIABO ENYADIKE

The Joburg Fringe Art show has come and gone with an exciting bang.

                 Artist Howard Smith and Claudia Shneider

 As an Artist who participated in this show it was a marvellous experience, exhibiting in 




an industrial setting, at the heart of Joburg inner city known as the Maboneng Precinct.


                                       Art works by Miabo Enyadike(my corner)


 Which is also an Art and creative hub in South Africa. Interacting with other Artist



Works by Richard Ketley and Logo Oluwamuyiwa

 and understanding their influence and inspiration behind their Art was key for me.




 I was particularly fascinated by Howard Smith, a very soft spoken Artist from New york whose very mini abstract art paintings where pure and captured my imagination. 

                                             Works by Howard Smith.


 I just kept going back and forth to view his work.



Artist Howard Smith  interacting with a guest



 I enjoyed the diversity in the Art and creative performance by a South African folklore story teller who for the duration of the



                       Performance Artist Lisahluma narrating a folk lore


 exhibition held people spellbound by her
ability to create true life experiences into
a one woman art of narratives, that we can all relate too.


                    Video Art, curated by Dean Hutton

 and the video art which was thought provoking to say the least, had it's share of viewers and critics.



                      Video Art curated by Dean Hutton

 It was an interactive and networking
 4 days for me and I truly enjoyed myself, and met new people that opened my eyes to Art in another dimension. 


Thanks to the Joburg Fringe team for the opportunity.


                        

                         Chief Organiser and Curator of the Fringe Sarie Potter and I





Sarie, Artist Vusi Mbulali and  I





 So here are some of my favourite Art that was on display at the Joburg Fringe.









Richard Ketley and Logo Oluwamuyiwa









The Printing Girls: Amy van den Bergh, Carmen Ford, Lucy Stuart-Clark




The Printing Girls: Amy van den Bergh, Carmen Ford, Lucy Stuart-Clark





Artist Claudia Shneider




 Artist Lucy Stuart-Clark




 Artist kelly Clohessy





Enjoy!
Courtesy Joburg Fringe
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