London Paint Club

Maureen Paley – Chioma Ebinama: A Spiral Shell

29 October - 19 December, 2021
Chioma Ebinama, Petting a bumblebee, 2021, watercolour, coffee and turmeric on paper, 100 × 140 cm, © The Artist, Image Courtesy of Maureen Paley London

Maureen Paley is pleased to present the first solo exhibition at the gallery by Chioma Ebinama.

Chioma Ebinama (b. 1988, Maryland, USA and lives and works in Athens, Greece) is a Nigerian-American artist who is interested in how animism, mythology, and precolonial philosophies present a space to articulate a vision of freedom outside of Western social and political paradigms.

Raised in the United States by Nigerian Christian immigrants, Ebinama is drawn to the aesthetic of formalised religion for its potential to celebrate inner life. As she seeks to create new mythologies for the African Diaspora, her work is influenced by a myriad of sources, from West African cosmology to folk art of the global South, to the visual language of Western religion and Eastern spiritual traditions.

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