NADA Miami 2023, United States
Making their debut in the United States, Affinity Gallery showcases the works of Nigerian-British artist, Joseph Aina in a solo presentation at the NADA Miami art fair from December 5th to 9th. The gallery makes its presentation as one of the eight selected galleries in the TD Bank Curated Spotlight section curated by Jenée-Daria Strand, Assistant Curator at Public Art Fund, and as the only African gallery presenting at the fair. ... Joseph Aina's paintings capture the intricacies and untamed beauty of lush landscapes in Umbria Italy where he lived for six weeks as a resident of the Vannucci Artist Residency and created the works in this exhibition. With Italy being the birthplace of the Renaissance era at the start of the 14th century, juxtaposed with the explosive vivacity of nature, it is foreseeable that he would draw inspiration to create this body of work. The strength of his work lies in the simplification and shedding of centuries of obvious interpretations and instead, unravelling the nuanced beauty and poetry of self-discovery that can be found within nature.