Thursday, December 4, 2014

Sensory Experience by Sor Sen

I love good art.
It is really that simple. Art takes your mind on a journey of awareness; opening a door to a visually pleasing and creative space.
Those who live in Abuja and share the same love for art will get an opportunity to indulge in the visual pleasure to be offered at a solo exhibition of paintings and drawings tagged "Sensory Experience by Sor Sen":
Date:  13th to 19 of December, 2014
Venue:   Dinaka Art Gallery, No. 4 Koutiala Street, Near Amigo Supermarket, Off Adetokunbo Ademola Crescent, Wuse 2, Abuja, Nigeria.

What to expect at the exhibition:
The sight of an artwork is capable of inducing critical thinking and sometimes it can also stretch our ‘mindscape’ to see more than our physical eyes.

Sensory experience, within the literary milieu is described as an action that promotes consciousness of one or more of the five human sense: Hearing, sight, smell, touch and taste.

The concept of this exhibition aim to offer a survey of my body of work developed over time. The works are an exploration of a conscious and unconscious artistic exploration that grant meaning to the essentials of living informed  by my experiences gained through social interactions, readings on philosophy, poetry, patriotism, travel and history.

This exhibition is a personal artistic sojourn of years of practice, the endless routines, the hours of doubt and the tenacious overcoming of obstacles endured.

These works seek to engage the viewer on a personal visual vocabulary on social and cultural structures of the society as encountered by the artist.

I am however optimistic that, a view of these works will elicit responses that is mental, perceptual and sensuous.
Sor Sen
Artist Works:
Fervently Searching Oil on canvas 90.5100cm 2011
On the Horns of Dilemma oil on canvas 61x90.5cm 2013
Artist Profile:

Sor Sen was born on the 24th August, 1985. He is a graduate from the, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Fine Arts (2008) and doubles with a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) Painting degree.
He has participated in many group exhibitions, competitions and international workshops. His works engages social, cultural narratives of his immediate environment employing line a fundamental element of art for expression with strong stylistic influences from the post impressionist artists. His paintings are sensitive yet evocative creations, which dramatizes his style. He lives and practices art in Abuja.
Awards / Prizes:
2009: First prize winner, second edition of Egypt embassy, Abuja Art contest.
2010: Second position, professional category 2010, 3rd national visual art competition. Organized by, National Gallery of Art
2011: Third prize winner, Life in my city art festival, Enugu
2012: Second position, National Visual art competition, professional category, organized by National Gallery of Art, Nigeria
2013: Special recognition. Olusegun Obasanjo presidential library national art Competition (OOPL), Ogun state
2013: Second position, Visual arts competition organized by embassy of Spain, Abuja
2013: Fourth prize winner, Experience Nigeria art show, organized by Africa Arts Resource Centre, (AARC) Lagos
Contact: +234(0) 8026642411
Selected Group Exhibitions:
2014: The art of friendship, Archives House Abuja
2014: Imago Mundi, Rome, Italy
2014: Dali: Dreams on Canvas, Transcorp Hilton, Abuja
2013: NIVATOUR 2: Korea- Nigeria: A Friendship over Decades, Total Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, South Korea
2013: Tribute to Lorca, Transcorp Hilton, Abuja
2013: Splashes of Nigeria, Nicon luxury Hotel, Abuja
2013: Out of the frame, Out of the box, Nike lake resort, Enugu
2012: National Visual art competition, Shehu Musa Yar Adua centre, Abuja
2011: Horizon of Hope. Nike lake resort, Enugu
2010: National Visual arts competition, Shehu Musa Yar Adua centre, Abuja
2009: Egypt/Nigeria: Treasures of Africa, Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja
2006: In our world. ABU Bookshop, A.B.U- Zaria
We look forward to seeing YOU there. Do save the date.



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