Abe Odedina Ed Cross Books, 2020 290 × 228 mm, 144 pp
Lockdown did not prevent the design and production of new books and Love and Hate was published in late 2020, with 150 dazzling works of Nigerian born artist Abe Odedina who lives and works in London and Salvador Bahia. His work is influenced by Haitian Vodou practitioners and the Painters of the Sacred Heart. The paintings delight in the use of colour and imaginative pictorial statement. These are rooted in the traditions of expressive figurative paintings found in streets of cities, like Lagos, Salvador, or Port-au-Prince, adorning the sides of lorries, on the walls of temples, beer parlours, love motels or advertising the services of barbers, vulcanisers, healers and others. His works are represented by Ed Cross Fine Art and are being snapped up with enthusiasm by a growing number of art collectors.
At the same time it marks the launch of a new publishing imprint, Ed Cross Books, heralding the need to create of a new logo.