LIVES AND WORKS
LIVES AND WORKS
"As a multidisciplinary artist, exploring the creative nuance form and relives a sense of capture within me” ('Gb-yega)
Art and creativity have always mesmerized ‘Gb-yega since he was young, the infinite mix and variations. As an emerging artist, living in London and receive his Master’s in Design and Media Arts from the University of Westminster. He is a self-taught multidisciplinary artist. His art preference is photography, painting, video, moving images and dance on screen film. All these he interwove to explore the visual gesture and the narrative possibilities presented in a type of “galleria”.
His earlier works are dance on-screen films, employing movement and dance of a dancer moving body as the protagonist. This correlates to space and presentation, defining the spatial boundaries with the fugitive body in a gesture which relates to the act of spatial scenography.
He started as a dancer but have always been fascinated with the dialogue between the visual nuance and the elusive pronunciation in the artistic form. His dance for the camera films has been screened and exhibited both nationally and on international platforms.
His art and creative nuance are of his African identity and childhood memories which stimulate his creative space. His art draws influence from different artistic media and artists like Ben Enwonwu, Isaac Julien, Roy Lichtenstein, Basquiat, Keith Haring, Damien Hirst, Joan Miro, Young-Deok Seo etc.
His art concentrates on the visual narrative process by employing the available medium as a vessel to convey his art pieces. Below are some of his art exhibits as q group and participatory exhibition.
Art Number 23, Virtual New Era VI, Greece. A skull full of Beans' 1-31 March 2022
ArtBox Project – World 2.0, Zurich, Switzerland. | ‘Dig-nificant Metamorph’ 1 Feb – 4 Mar 2022.
The Body Language, ItsLiquid Group, Venice, Italy | ‘Dig-nificant Metamorph’27 Jan – 18 Feb 2022.
Capital Culture House, Madrid- Spain. Online exhibition | ‘Dig-nificant Metamorph’ Dec 2021.
Athens Open Art. Art Number 23 Gallery | Athens ‘Skull full of Beans' September 2021 &
ArtBox Projects, Zurich, Switzerland | 'Skull full of Beans' August 2021.
SeeMe. social media platforms | “The Creators Deserve to be Seen Solo Show In NY” 2016.
Stories Within Images at SCOPE Art Fair. Miami, USA 2015.
SeeMe I Exhibition Space. The Story of the Creative, New York, USA. 2013.
Dance on Screen screening/festivals
Other voices. Tanz Atelier Wien installation, Austria. 2010
Inside Window V.2 - Mannequins: Danca em Foco, Videodanca MIV Rio, Brazil. 2008
Glass Perspex: American dance festival, NY, USA,2007. Montage Video dance festival, South Africa. 2008
Prelude to a flight: Monaco Dance Film Festival, Grimaldi, France 2003. Berlinale Festival - Talent Campus, Germany. 2003. Dance on Screen Festival, The Place Theatre. London UK. 2003
Inside Window V.1: Dance on screen: Open Forum, UK, 2002
Wuthering Society: Gulbenkian Foundation installation, UK. 2003
Locker Room dance: Il Coreografo Elettronico, XII Napoli, Italy, 2004. Curzon cinema. London, UK. 2004. Tanz Atelier Wien installation, Austria.
* Audimax. Campus Krems, Austria. 2009
* Emotion festival, Mandal, Norway 2004.
* Honourable mention Norway 2003, Mandal district Lindesnes and the Fedrelandsvennen.
* American Dance Festival, dance symposium 2007, Scotland – mentioned and one of the selected videos for the symposium.
WHO I AM
I am Stevén Gb'yega Fajana exploring my artistic nuance... What am I searching for?
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