Overview

During the first few weeks of lock down, many artists were left with feelings of uncertainty, confusion and a sense of mourning for opportunities that were being missed as a result of Covid-19.  Some faced periods of ‘artists block’ accompanied by a growing pressure to produce work, given the fact that there was now a lot of ‘spare time’.

 

In the weeks and months that followed, thoughts and feelings were starting to be processed and translated in the minds of creatives. Uncertainty, loss, unrest and gratitude were beginning to manifest themselves through paint, pencil, clay and metal. The expression of feelings and emotions were turning into tangible pieces of art with narratives that came from the soul of each artist.

 

Curated by BBVA founder Merissa Hylton, ‘Art On Lock’ was created to allow each artist to bring their story to life through their work, answer the call of the creative mind and showcase the stories and experiences of Black British Artists during a period of restriction and uncertainty. 

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JAMAL YUSSUF-ADELAKUN

I Can't Breathe, 2020

Limited edition digital photographic print

21.0cm x 29.7cm

£120.00 each

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CLIFTON POWELL

Smoke Grenade 2.5, 2020

Acrylic on canvas

42cm x 43cm

£550.00

CLIFTON POWELL

Smoke Grenade, 2020

Acrylic on canvas

73cm x 43cm

£750.00

SHEMELLE SOYEBO

Inner Child, 2020

Acrylic on canvas

50cm x 77cm

£60.00 (prints only, original NFS)

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KINE-SIRA CISSE

Untitled, 2020

Photographic print

30.5cm x 20.3cm

£70.00

RICHARD DIXON

Dreams From Edmonton, 2020

Matte, Fuji Colour Crystal Archive print

25cm x 38cm

£50.00

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GLENN LEWIS

Temptation, 2020

Bronze, marble

40.5cm x 56.0cm

£18,000.00

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MBUYISA MAPHALALA

Thokozile, 2020

Acrylic on canvas

82.0cm x 150.0cm

£3500.00

JESSE JONES

Four Walls, 2020

Oil on canvas

61.0cm x 91.5cm

£1200.00

JUDITH KUSI

Finding Yourself, 2020

Soft pastel on paper

73.0cm x 155.0cm

(Prints available - limited edition of 25, 33cm x 70cm, £75.00)

£550.00

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SEKAI MACHACHE

The Divine Sky, 2020

Performance, digital photography

Prints available by commission

VENUS ASHU

 

The Business Woman, 2020

Digital image

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TOSIN AKINKUNMI

 

Vexed, 2020

Procreate digital image

20.4cm x 25.4cm

CHANTAY JAMES

 

Venus, in a solitary state, 2020

Digital print on silk paper

29.0cm x 41.5cm

£60.00

SEDINA BECKLEY

New Beginnings, 2020

Indian ink on paper

29.7cm x 21.0cm

£200.00

ENORE

Untitled Self Portrait, 2020

Acrylics, coloured pencil, paper, digital collage

25.0cm x 31.0cm

£250.00

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CATHERINE LUCKTAYLOR

Ancestral Spirit, 2020

Raku fired ceramics

27.0cm x 36.0cm

£970.00

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ZULEIKA LEBOW

 

Gloves Off (Marigold), 2020

Photographic print

38.1cm x 45.6cm

£400.00 set (£155.00 individually)

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HANNAH UZOR

Sarah (Ina) Forbes Bonetta Davies, 2020

Acrylic and fabric on canvas

80.0cm x 120.0cm

CHLOE COX

Windrush, 2020

Oil on canvas

60.0cm x 80.0cm

£5900.00

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UWAM NDUKA-OZEGBE

The Chartreuse Son, 2020

Fuji Crystal Archive gloss print

60.0cm x 90.0cm

£95.00

SHARON WALTERS

Beyond This Space, 2020

Photographic print (limited edition of 5)

42.0cm x 59.4cm

£480.00

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JOSIE KAY-OGUNSOLA

Nollywood, 2020

Acrylic on paper

59.4cm x 42.0cm

£50.00

SHARON ADEBISI

The Acclimatised Foreigner, 2020

Acrylic on canvas

76.0cm x 61.0cm

JEAN JOSEPH

Change, 2020

Mixed media on plasterboard

31.5cm x 23.5cm

£375.00

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RUHKIA JOHNSTON

Our Garden, 2020

Oil, African wax print fabric & imitation gold leaf on canvas

91.5cm x 61.0cm

MELANIE LAROCQUE

Coming to the table, 2020

Acrylic, chalk pens & collage on canvas

91.5cm x 61.0cm

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