Colourful Slum

Material Information

Colourful Slum
Series Title:
Objects of instruction : treasures of SOAS
Iyoghiojie, Ehigbor ( Artist )
Donated by Bruce Onabrakpeya, 2005.
Place of Publication:
Publication Date:
Oil on canvas ( medium )
H100.5 x W131 cm in


Subjects / Keywords:
Slums ( lcsh )
Africa -- Najeriya -- Lagos -- Lagos
Spatial Coverage:
Africa -- Nigeria -- Lagos -- Lagos
6.45407 x 3.39467


This painting by Ehigbor Osagie-Bruce Jude lyoghiojie reflects the artist’s preoccupations with his immediate environment and the visceral colours produced by tropical light. He was born in 1971 and graduated from Auchi School of Arts and Vocational Studies in 1998. lyoghiojie has been vocal in his opposition to the military regimes in place in Nigeria during the 1990s and, despite its vibrant colour, this image highlights his concerns for the difficulties that confront ordinary people. He chose to leave the country soon after graduating, and currently resides in Malawi, where he continues to explore the possibilities of colour within a figurative tradition. He returned briefly in 2000 to attend the annual Harmattan workshop in the Niger delta where he painted this picture. This workshop is organised by the celebrated Nigerian artist Bruce Onabrakpeya, who kindly donated this picture to SOAS in 2005 (Text by Charles Gore, from the exhibition catalogue: Objects of instruction : treasures of the School of Oriental and African Studies, Anna Contadini, Editor. London : SOAS, University of London, 2007.) ( en )
General Note:
The 'Objects of instruction : the treasures of SOAS' exhibition was funded through a generous gift from the Foyle Foundation and with the support of the Arts & Humanities Research Council.
General Note:
Source: A. Contadini (ed.), Objects of instruction : treasures of the School of Oriental and African Studies. London : SOAS, University of London, 2007. Listed as item number: 92

Record Information

Source Institution:
SOAS, University of London
Holding Location:
Brunei Gallery
Rights Management:
All applicable rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.