Our April Hang-Ups – The Auchi School

The Art School of the Federal Polytechnic Auchi changed the way we look at art. In the early 90s a group of artists who who were either lecturing or had been taught in Auchi invaded Lagos – Sam Ovraiti, Ben Osaghae, Duke Asidere, Alex Nwokolo, Pita Ohiwerei.

Their colours were bright, alive, vital. Everyone took notice. Gradually other artists began to infuse these joyful colours into their art. Lagos became a brighter place.