Days Gone By, 2023
Edition of 25
Signed and numbered by the artist
Materials: Digital pigment print on Hahnemuehle Cezanne 430gsm canvas
Dimensions: 38.0 x 37.4cm (including 3.5 cm white border)
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About the work
This limited edition print was commissioned to coincide with the exhibition, Nengi Omuku: The Dance of People and The Natural World on display at Hastings Contemporary from 7 October 2023 – 3 March 2024.
A pigment print on paper, it is based on a new painting, Days Gone By, which Nengi made for her exhibition in Hastings.
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“Days Gone By emerged as a result of my gradual realisation that landscapes have become a recurring theme in my artistic practice, alongside the realisation that my earliest memory of ‘art’ was when I encountered my mother’s coloured pencil sketches of plants and floral arrangements. It represents a significant moment where I fully embrace and take ownership of this aspect in my practice, emphasising the portrayal of plants and flowers. Notably, in this piece, the figures are deliberately depicted as absences, allowing the landscape itself to take precedence and command attention. “ Nengi Omuku
About the artist
Nengi Omuku (b. 1987, Nigeria) lives and works in Lagos, Nigeria. She received her BA (2010) and MA (2012) from the Slade School of Fine Art, University College London. Omuku is the founder of The Art of Healing, an organisation that aims to transform inpatient mental health units in Lagos with contemporary art. She was artist-in-residence at Black Rock Senegal, as part of a programme founded by Kehinde Wiley in Dakar. She was included in the 2022-2023 Bangkok Art Biennale. Omuku’s solo exhibitions include those shown at Pippy Houldsworth Gallery, London (2022); Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, London and Berlin (2020, 2021); Stages of Collapse, September Gray, Atlanta (2017); and A State of Mind, Omenka Gallery, Lagos (2015). ,