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Tiffany-Annabelle Shows Unfiltered Reality of Nigeria inDeconstruction of Coat of Arms

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This her second Nigerian solo exhibition and Tiffany-Annabelle Davies titles it Behind the Coat. In this exhibition, which opened yesterday (Saturday, October 29 at Miliki on Victoria Island, Lagos, she deconstructs the Nigerian Coat of Arms as a metaphor of the present state of Nigeria. Through the deconstruction of this emblem of nationwide unity, the artist thinks that it belies the prevailing environment of mutual mistrust within the nation.

She explores this concept, screen-printing with acrylics on canvas, all whereas sustaining her signature type within the use of triangles. Although she enters new territory in phrases of her medium, she vastly explores the dichotomy between nationwide excellence and a struggling nation through the use of the Coat of Arms as a metaphor.

The self-taught artist, who holds a University of Surrey, UK diploma in regulation, expresses her disillusionment concerning the nation’s failure to maintain its mission of cohesion. Through the choices on this exhibition, she dredges up the frustrations of Nigerians and their sentiments concerning the nationwide image, which appears to have misplaced its meanings. 

Beneath these sentiments lurks a message of hope depicted within the works, which embrace the exercise wall the place collective voices categorical what they need in a president. The exercise piece, which invitations the viewers’s participation, is being launched by the artist for the primary time after her sold-out debut solo exhibition MIssAligned. The assertion wall, titled “A President Should Be:”, she invitations all viewers to jot down out one high quality they assume a president ought to have.

The 10 works within the exhibition, which echo her message of prospects, are tributes to the resilience of the Nigerian. Besides highlighting the ethical points within the society, the works additionally embrace such themes as power, dignity, and sweetness, that are seen in her employment of sure parts of the Coat of Arms in her work. Above all, the Itsekiri-born artist acknowledges the issues and strengths of the nation and its folks by evoking emotion via an often-overlooked emblem.

For her,  She began drawing on the age of six and has additionally explored inventive graphic design, being self-taught in Photoshop and Illustrator. She lately began pursuing artwork full-time and has since sold-out her debut exhibition entitled MissAligned.

About Tiffany-Annabelle: 

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 Admission: Free

 Date: twenty ninth October – tenth November 2022

 Opening occasions: 1 pm

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For extra data, interviews, and pictures, contact: 

Ntianu Obiora, +234 812 208 5325, [email protected]

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