SMO Contemporary Art is pleased to present ‘Joy’, an exhibition of recent works by 21 established artists from the Guild of Professional Artists of Nigeria. Their diverse range of paintings, sketches, sculptures, and mixed media works collectively convey messages of hope and resilience.
This exhibition takes viewers on a captivating journey through a multitude of themes, including environmental concerns, the state of our nation, cultural commentary, and tradition. The works featured here are a testament to the joy that arises from the artistic process, a joy that is both valuable and hard-earned along the often solitary path of creativity.
Through events, workshops, studio internships, and apprenticeships, these artists have taught and mentored generations of younger artists. They have exhibited their works in Nigeria and abroad, and have collectively made huge sacrifices and contributions to the development and growth of contemporary art in Africa.