The Atkinson Art Gallery in Southport are featuring an exhibition of the work of artist Nahem Shoa until November 2019.
Nahem Shoa uses texture to build up his portraits, so they appear 3D. It is hard to capture with photos how striking these paintings really are— The Atkinson, Southport (@AtkinsonThe) October 2, 2019
Nahem's exhibition Black Presence is on until Nov 23rd. Entry is free. pic.twitter.com/aLnRl80Q8K
Shoa has curated a selection of his striking portrait paintings alongside key historic and contemporary paintings of black portrait sitters. Nahem is especially keen to increase the number of positive images of black people in British art collections and has donated many of his own works to public collections.
The exhibition includes work by Joshua Reynolds and Sonia Boyce, as well as Allan Ramsay’s outstanding ‘Portrait of an African (probably Ignatius Sancho)
Artist Nahem talks about his work in the following video.