Foxi first artist to be featured in a new collaborative project by fellow artist Ola-Dele Kuku

Foxi Von Riga will be the first artist to open Crossroad, a new concept of art events by architect-artist Ola-Dele Kuku, in which he invites his artist friends to display their works together with him right in the heart of Brussels, which has been his home for the past 20 years. The exhibition will open on April 23, 2015 (6-9 pm) at Baki Art Gallery, 61 rue des Bouchers, Brussels 1000.

Ola-Dele Kuku is an award-winning architect and artist, whose drawings, objects and installations have been presented in numerous international exhibitions, and are part of prominent private collections, public institutions and foundations. Ola-Dele Kuku studied architecture at the South California Institute of Architecture in Los Angeles, USA and SCI-ARC in Vico Mocorte, Ticino, Switzerland. He is a lecturer and frequent speaker on various topics of art and architecture in several academic institutions in Europe, Africa and Asia.

The first edition of “Crossroad by Ola-Dele Kuku” will feature Foxi Von Riga.

Foxi Von Riga taps into the flow of life to create her art, which is sensual and exuberant, and full of color. Foxi is enchanted by color - its energy, its role and influence on our lives sometimes too mystical to explain through science and logic. She portrays deeply spiritual aspects of our existence through metaphors and archetypal images of familiar objects – such as fruit and flowers – and surrounds them by intricate shapes, characteristic of her unique style.

Marcel Paquet, philosopher, writer and author of many books about such artists as René Magritte, Fernando Botero, Bram Bogart, Alexander Calder and others, wrote about Foxi Von Riga’s art:

“Every form dissimulates the endless movement of the forces which compose it; Foxi von Riga brings these forces to light, and gives visual expression to their vibrations, their dancing, whirling intricacy.”

The first edition of Crossroad by Ola-Dele Kuku Projects will be held in the heart of Brussels, just next to the Galerie de La Reine (address: Baki Art Gallery, Rue des Bouchers 61, 1000), and is scheduled to open on  April 23, 2015 from 18.00 until 21.00. Visitors of the first edition will be able to discover a selection of Foxi Von Riga’s recent paintings, as well as Ola-Dele Kuku’s built images from different art series of his drawings.

 Ola-Dele Kuku (architect – artist)   Noah’s Grief II / III    (detail)   Triptych 1998 – 1999   Built Image – mixed media on paper (80 cm / 120 cm X 3). Courtesy Ola-Dele Kuku Projects - collection of the artist.    photo :   Maarten Strack Van Schijndel

Ola-Dele Kuku (architect – artist)
Noah’s Grief II / III  (detail) Triptych 1998 – 1999 

Built Image – mixed media on paper (80 cm / 120 cm X 3). Courtesy Ola-Dele Kuku Projects - collection of the artist.

photo:  Maarten Strack Van Schijndel