J.Room Curated & BrownEyedBoy Art Pursuits to Host Reggie Khumalo’s First Lagos Exhibition at HourGlass Gallery April 13-20, 2022 | The Guardian Nigeria News
April 08, 2022 | 8:07 p.m.
J.Room Curated in partnership with BrownEyedBoy Art Pursuits will host the first exhibition of South African artist and philanthropist Reggie Khumalo at the prestigious HourGlass Gallery in Lagos, Nigeria from April 13-20, 2022.
J.Room Curated in partnership with BrownEyedBoy Art Pursuits will host South Africa Fine artist and philanthropist Reggie Khumalo’s first exhibition at the prestigious HourGlass gallery in Lagos, Nigeria from April 13 to 20, 2022.
Khumalo travels and works across Africa to bring back Ubuntu and helping underprivileged children go to school. Since becoming a full-time artist in 2017, Khumalo has had solo exhibitions in Paris, Berlin, Zanzibar, Johannesburg, Nairobi and Addis Ababa.
A traveler at heart, Khumalo draws his inspiration from his love for Africa; the kindness of strangers, the strength of women, the plight of children and above all, the overwhelming presence of Ubuntu.
Entitled ‘Mental Revolution’ and born from a deep introspective vision. The “mental revolution” calls us as Africans to free ourselves from our painful past and compels us to usher in an Africa that knows its worth.
“I view my paintings as a platform to share my journey with the world; to express my passion for Africa. For this exhibition, I enter a new energy; shameless, fearless, confident and certain of our greatness as Africans” – Khumalo.
Speaking about what will be the first of many collaborations, Jimi Adesanya, founder of J.Room Curated, said, “As a platform that connects and celebrates African creatives in the Art oom & Lifestyle space, it is a pleasure to welcome Khumalo to Lagos. I have closely followed his journey and am a proud collector of his pieces. His travels and the pieces they inspire are truly remarkable.”
“This project is a true expression of radical Ubuntuism – a movement to unleash the best of Africa’s creative talents. It marks a strengthening of collaborations between West Africa (Nigeria) and Southern Africa ( South Africa) A Gift for African Art and as BrownEyedBoy Art Pursuits, we are proud to be involved in this pan-African journey that Reggie has undertaken and his passage through Lagos, Nigeria. time has come! – Tshepo Hlongwane, Founder, BrownEyedBoy Art Pursuits
“’Africa is not a country!’ we say exasperated when outsiders assume it is some kind of seamless forest. Certainly, it is not a country. But it is a culture. There is a thread that crosses this continent. You’ll find it everywhere – the same kind of warmth, resilience, tradition. We are the spice of the earth – connected, rooted and rising together. We are proud to have a real African in our space. Reggie Khumalo bears the imprint of the new Africa – bold, creative, at home in Lagos, Johannesburg, Zanzibar. All of Africa is his country.” –Dozie Igweze, founder of the HourGlass gallery
Thanks to his art, Khumalo was able to raise funds to help charities and African institutions. As such, collecting one’s art is not only an investment but also a vehicle for social change.
‘Mental Revolution’ will open on April 13 and run until April 20, 2022 at HourGlass Gallery, Lagos, Nigeria.
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Art curators | Artistic Advisors | Art dealers. Collecting what we love, for ourselves and for our customers. Coaching new enthusiasts to navigate the complexities of the art world. Develop a collector base while creating sustainable careers for art market practitioners. Passionate about making art collecting less daunting.
Ablade Glover, Bruce Onobrakpeya, Kofi Agorsor, Kaloki Nyamai, Duke Asidere, Camara Gueye. Some artists with whom we had the pleasure of working. Ghana, Nigeria, Senegal, Kenya… at Hourglass Gallery, we always seek to collaborate with Hourglass-type artists – artists who tell compelling stories about the times they live in, but whose stories are timeless.