Nengi Omuku "Chorus"

November 17, 2021

The body of a reclining woman lies stretched out like an undulating landscape in front of a crowd of bodies partially submerged in sea-like substance. This mysterious, textural painting entitled Fiyin at Rest is part of a new series of haunting artworks by Nengi Omuku who paints onto panels of a traditional Nigerian fabric known as Sanyan, lending each piece a distinct physicality. For her latest solo exhibition Chorus, at Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery Berlin, the artist continues her explorations of collective identity and notions of belonging with a new focus on spectatorship, ritual and spirituality.