Greater Manchester, England, United Kingdom
About TITUS AGBARA
Titus Agbara was born in Lagos. He attended the Federal Polytechnic, Auchi 1994 up until 1999 achieving his Higher National Diploma in Painting and General Art. After graduating he serves his native Nigeria in 2000/2001. Since then has been fulfilling his destiny as a full-time artist. He has to his credit many group shows, private commissions and solo exhibition in London, Africa and abroad and has participated in art residency with Professor Ablade Glover and with Kofi Setordji under the sponsorship of Ford Foundation. Also took part in ‘’imagine art after’’ a world art project in the UK. SkyArt Portrait Artist of the Year 2014, SkyArt Landscape Artist of the Year 2015 and 2016 Titus has particular interest in painting landscapes and sceneries. His painting technique is elaborate and distinguishable. There is honesty and sincerity expressed in his pieces. He paints with a palette knife, mostly in oil but also water colour and pastel. Titus view life as one great adventure, travelling is his passion, and he loves to create works to share with the world which he believes in someway will impact society and inspire good ness in humanity. Art is man’s quest for the truth either consciously or unconsciously done. It is inexhaustible. The quest for the never ending truth is what I call individualistic tendency. With this, through the exploration of colour and texture, I hope to convey a strong sense of emotion with the ever changing mood and voice of my inner mind which constantly surprises and inspires me. I have interest in painting landscapes and everyday happenstance; also have the creative tendency to express my self with other mediums, styles and approach. This evoke as a result of much saturation with my usual interest. Differ from the conventional painting process, my paintings are often distinct. I represent things in a truthful manner. In achieving a creative nature of my artistic process, I have a strong command of my subject and material, from the basic background, I’ll paint with a palette knife, a complete painting from the top to the bottom like a computer screen refresh. I look at my life and travel, as a large expanding mosaic where the whole is greater than the individual part.
federal Polytechnic Auchi, Nigeria 1995-1999.Rectors Award for the best graduating student 1999.Fasuyi Prize for the best Painting Student 1999.He is a member of the Society of Nigerian Artist and Quatrain Group of Arttist.For further information visit his website on www.titusagbara.com ,
Ford foundation inter-cultural exchange in Ghana 2006/07
World Art Project- 'imagine art after', London
Changing Faces, Mall Gallery, London 2009.
Artists & Illustrators Artist of the Year 2012 Finalist.
SkyArt Portrait Artist of the Year 2014.
SkyArt Landscapes Artist of the Year 2015. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2utlFhUX0yA
Final-year school exhibition, Auchi Dec, 1999
"Lilies in the Swamp" National Museum, Onikan Sept, 2000
"Kindred spirit" National Museum, Onikan Oct, 2002
"Talent on Palette" Terra Kulture, Victoria Island Apr, 2005
"Colours Moods and Feelings" True View, Ikoyi Sept, 2005
"Auchi Heritage" National Museum Onikan Nov, 2005
"Time and Feelings" Mydrim Gallery Ikoyi Oct, 2006
"Moment of Truth" Jennys café, La Palm Lekki Dec, 2006
“Treasures in the Jungle” National Museum, Onikan Dec, 2006
Artist Alliance gallery Accra, Ghana Jan, 2007
"Celebration of Talent” Terra Kulture Victoria Island Mar, 2007
“Out sider” WhiteChappel Gallery, London Sept. 2007
“Freestyle” Harmattan Workshop Gallery, Lagos Nov, 2007
“African Art”, Bloomsbury London Jun, 2008
SNA Exhibition, National Museum Lagos Oct, 2008
ROI Annual Exhibition, Mall Gallery London Oct- Nov 2008
“Visual Poetry” DanzArt Gallery, London Nov- Dec 2008
SNA Exhibition “October Rain” Lagos Oct, 2009
Art Fair, ARC Gallery North London Dec 2009
“Intrinsic” Class of 99. AAF Ikoyi, Lagos May 2010
“Chronicles of a Great Nation at 50” Civic Centre, Lagos July 2010
Surface, Sensuality and Desire, North London Nov 2010
ROI Annual Exhibition, Mall Gallery, London Dec 2010
‘‘Forbidden Fruit’’ Frameless Gallery, London Oct 2011
Untold Gold, AACDD Festival Southbank, London Sept 2012 and 2013
Nigeria Artist Society uk. WAC Gallery Waterloo. London Dec. 2013.
Past Present & the Future, AACDD Festival Southbank, London. Sept 2014
Nigeria Artist Society uk. WAC Gallery Waterloo. London Sept/Oct 2014
“Scapes from Africa” Redbridge Museum and Library, UK Sept, 2007
Art of African- DanzArt Gallery, Holloway Road, London Mar, 2009