Sunday, April 6, 2014


For all our art loving readers, this one is for you.

Shiri Achu’s art comes from everyday, unsurprising yet unexpectedly vivid moments, times, places and objects. She seeks to capture the spirit of her subjects and make them come alive through form, colour, texture and tone. She draws insight from her travels but in general her inspiration is very broad; from natural moments captured in Africa to still objects, from the human form to the human in action.

Ever increasingly so, one of the aims of Shiri Achu’s art is to showcase the African cultures worldwide. It’s also to bring back the fond memories to those in the diaspora. She finds beauty in the woman carrying her child on her back and going her way, She finds beauty in the old lady who makes her ‘achu’ in her dark outdoor kitchen for her grandchildren.

She finds beauty in the African fabrics, she finds beauty, envy even, in the young girl climbing the tree!! So she paints these images. For her they are beautiful moments and for that moment, whilst she works on that piece she buries herself in the story and in the culture.

It’s been 5 years since Shiri Achu’s first solo exhibition held at St Augustine's tower in Hackney. Since then she has been given the award of 'The best Artist in Brent' by the Brent Council. London and has been fortunate to have exhibited in various exciting places/events/ cities. These include; The Commonwealth Secretariat, The houses of Parliament and The Olympic African Village. Cities include; Adelaide, Lisbon, Barcelona, Amsterdam, Las Vegas and Chiang Mai to name a few.

As well as exhibiting, Signed Limited Shiri Achu Art Prints can be bought at The Smithsonian Institution & The National museum of African Art in Washington DC USA and can also be purchased from Naprstek Museum of Asian, African and American Cultures in Prague.

Shiri Achu Art has also been featured in the book ‘'International Contemporary Masters VII' (Published by World Wide Art Books) as well as in numerous magazines, blogs, TV shows such as BBC TV Show ‘Show me the Monet’ Series 2.

Today, Shiri Achu is excited to present to London, for one week only ‘35 In Print: London’.

The exhibition will largely consist of 35 Framed Signed Limited Edition Shiri Achu Art Prints. You will be able to purchase these limited edition signed prints at very affordable prices!

There will also be a raffle on the night.  Three lucky people will win signed limited edition framed prints worth £250 each. £35 of every print sold and proceeds from the raffle will be used to fund an exciting new project in Cameroon. Details will be revealed at the exhibition.

Live music from the fabulous singer, Amaka who will be travelling all the way from Germany to perform at the opening party.

Shiri Achu Art looks forward to welcoming you at "35InPrint: London".

Venue: The Strand Gallery; 32 John Adam Street, London, WC2N 6BP
Date: 19th - 25th April 2014
Time: 6pm-10pm (for opening party and 11am-6pm on the other days)

For more information:
Twitter: @shiriachuart

Stay sweet

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