Odili Donald Odita challenges the long-held belief that abstract art is a purely Western tradition.
Odili Donald Odita
A Transgenerational and Intercultural Look at Abstract Painting
“At the root of these works is the issue of poetics — painterly and textual for Jablon, dynamic, multicolor geometry for Odita.”
An Abstract Painter Defines a Space of His Own
In his clashing compositions and use of artificial colors and materials Odita generates something very different from artists associated with geometric abstraction and Minimalism.
Artists Quarantine With Their Art Collections
“It is intriguing, what the mind selects to focus on (or seek refuge in) during a time of crisis.”
Painted Colors in Conflicted Motion
Sometime in late 1997, at the former site of the New Museum, I was introduced to a seemingly dejected young painter named Odili Donald Odita.