Peter Ojingiri Nigerian, b. 1997
Peter Ojingiri (b.1997) is a self-taught artist based in Nigeria. He studied Biology at the Kogi State University and began his art practice in 2017. His most recent body of work centers on West African Folklore and Post- Colonial Theory within the realm of Blackness, unpacking critical themes that refer to a time in Africa before the colonial encounter. Referring to colonial Africa, the artist explains 'this series borrows from historical aesthetics of a precolonial past, to narrate hope from a future stronger sense of self.'.
Ojingiri brings a new and exciting depth to the figure, creating mask-like visages instead of hyperrealist faces and bodies that objectify Blackness. He renders the bodily features of his subjects referring to traditional African masks, focusing on expression beyond the materiality of skin colour.
Peter Ojingiri - Encountering the DisruptedAccra, Gallery III 2 Mar - 14 Apr 2022This exhibition is a space of encounter. It is where and when we encounter the human figures that Peter Ojingiri defined in painting as The Disrupted. They are the daughters...
[West] African RenaissanceGallery 1957 in collaboration with Christie's Dubai 14 Nov - 14 Dec 2021These artists have been trailblazers in what is considered to be a Renaissance for modern and contemporary art from Africa and the African diaspora, with artists from the continent gaining...
Ojingiri had his work shown in the collective exhibition COLLECTIVE REFLECTION curated by Danny Dunson at Gallery 1957 (2021) and this is his first solo exhibition with Gallery 1957.
Gallery 1957 Presents a Group Exhibition in Collaboration With Christie's Dubai[West] African Renaissance presents some of the most significant West African artists. 10 Nov 2021On November 14 and for the duration of one month, Gallery 1957 will open [West] African Renaissance, an exhibition in collaboration with Christie’s Dubai. On...