Ben's First Solo Show in London. Don't miss it.

99 Mount Street, Mayfair


One out of Many: Life in Growing Africa


From 12 - 16 March 2013 a selection of Ben's latest works will be on show at 99 Mount Street Gallery, Mayfair W1K 2TF London.

The title of the exhibition “One out of Many: Life in growing Africa” is focussing on how an individual, even within a mass of humanity, can shine with resilience, be a vessel of culture held across generations, and find joy and companionship despite what can be a challenging background.

The paintings display images of dense urban architecture, vibrant markets, tradition and romance in the context of African living. A play on what once was the translated Latin motto of the United States, “One out of Many” offers viewers a glimpse into a way of living rarely seen on the favoured high streets of London.

Some of the paintings document Africa's cities, markets, and the forces of industrialisation, where daily life can be challenging but animated with purpose, and where patterns can emerge from what some might perceive to be a chaotic scene. Other paintings focus more on the rich cultural heritage in Africa. All of Ibebe's bright colors and heavy paints blend to make images that are impressionistic and geometric. While they immediately grab the viewer’s attention, they offer the kind of patterns and images that collectors favour.

 See a complete list of the artwork on display here.

Pictures from the exhibit opening night on 12 March 2013