Thursday, October 15, 2009

AGAINST ALL ODDS



Hello,
You are welcome once again to my blog... or rather, to my mind as usual.
This post is for my 1st solo art exhibition of ballpoint pen drawings at Goethe-Institut Lagos titled "AGAINST ALL ODDS". Runs from 10th october - 23rd October, 2009.

Strolling down the path of life, I realise the essence and need for a better tommorrow. I pause and then I figure out the way to this is to follow the route named 'optimism'. Bearing this in mind, I flip a page to pen down some warm feelings against all odds.

AGAINST ALL ODDS is a PENStakingly written epistle from me to the public advocating for hope. I see hope as the livewire of everyone out there that nourishes his/her drive to proceed against all odds in life. Hope is that "e go beta" (it will be better) belief that resides in our heart. The flip side of this show is an attempt to encourage a paradigm shift. It is to alter stereotypical mindsets , INSPIRE, ENCOURAGE and CHALLENGE the viewers to search within and unlock those hidden gifts for benefit of mankind. It also acts as a pulling force to draw people close to the art pieces for them to dialouge with the works and ignite some real good positive sparks.

This show celebrates my 10 years of extensively experimenting with ballpoint pen as an art medium which plays a vital role in this visual treat - showcasing the unsung part of a mere writing tool that brings out the genius in one's self.

You are most welcome to listen to my heartbeat. Flip through the pages of my mental diary and read my warmest feelings which I have PENStakingly penned down against all odds using my 'alternative handwriting'.

Please feel free to drop your comments at the 'comments' section at the base of this post.

Thank you and Happy viewing!




Title: The Quest (Food for thought)
Medium: Ballpoint pen, bottled water, tray, ceramic plate, hymn book and cutlery
Year: 2009
Copyright: Ananaba Ibeabuchi

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Title: Solace or Sorrow
Medium: Ballpoint pen, cigarrete, matchsticks and plastic bowl
Year: 2009
Copyright: Ananaba Ibeabuchi

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18 comments:

Anonymous said...

Ibe,
U r a man of vision & contemporary Nigeria needs citizens like u..the works?..am "whaoed" even as an amateur.
Promise
PH

Kachi said...

The heights of great men reached and kept was not attained by a sudden plight.....your hard work,sacrificies and dedication has paid off. Am proud of you son!!! Your best is yet to come.

Okogbue
USA

ngozi said...

IBE

THEY ARE SIMPLY AWESOME. I FEEL PRIVILEGED TO BE ASSOCIATED WITH YOU.
I WILL FIND SUITABLE FRAMES FOR YOUR TWO WORKS I HAVE AND DISPLAY THEM.
KEEP IT UP.

OKEYONUGHA said...

Ibe, for many years I have observed and watched you keenly and every single time, your actions produces measurable results on international standard.

From your personal autographed work which I proudly hang in my Westside Apt in NY, to the life size elaborate “mere portrait” (as you simply put it) of my beloved mother which now adorns my country home in Nigeria. Perhaps in a few hundred years to come, my grand and great grand children will say that their grandfather a - lover of art, left works from the best artist of their time.

It will be baseless to say keep up the good work as you have set the ball higher. Your works are not only priceless, they are discoveries in motion.

OkeyOnugha
NY, NY

Jaycee said...

You are an inspiring talented artist. Wonderful depictions of hope.

ibeananabart said...

I can't stop thanking you all.

Blessssss!!!!!!

Ajay Patil said...

briliant

Damilola said...

Ibe, you are simply AMAZING!!!!! My goodness! Your works speak volumes. God bless and enlarge you GREATLY.

Cheers,
Damilola
Awuuuuuuuuu

ibeananabart said...

Ajay & Dami,
I see you...thanks a whole lot.

Anonymous said...

igadi ikpa agwa nde Anambara..business ejulagh ishi...ma blog ma website...chuwa ha..no nwa..

mahuwam onu my broda, this is what every artist need, sell yourself...idi egwu..obugh l'onu efu..

imaala onye m bu? kotanu..agagh m ide aham here...ebe ibu guru maraji kota onye mbu? lol....

Sparrowhawk said...

wow, ballpoint pens and such depth in your work...truly inspiring..

jennifercontinienderby said...

this morning i have shared your works on my facebook page, you are one of my new favorite artists! i also love what your wife is doing there in Nigeria for the children! God Bless!
Jennifer

ibeananabart said...

Thanks Jenie,
God has blessed us with this gift and we don't have any reason to let it die. Thanks for your warms words of encouragement.

Anonymous said...

Hi Ibe, I was wondering where I can see some of your art work. I live in Ikeja. Revan

Mikayla said...

i love your work so much im using you as my artist research for my year 11 exam, thank you for the inspiration.

maxemeruka@blogspot.com said...

Ibe u r really doing a good job. these beautiful comments preceding mine testify to that fact. Pls do u know any Celine Ibeabuchi? She was my classmate in Primary schl.

Klint da Drunk said...

But you know I'll always respect you! I get inspirated.......insprac......insupra......sorry.......inspired by you.
Klint da Drunk

igwe uchechukwu k. said...

just a glimps into your work draws more drive to see it all.u work like machine .i enjoy every bit of your work.thank u Ibe. i will always treasure your humility...they re mightier than your skills.