Connecting the Dots

NAGOYA, JAPANDEC 01 ~ 31, 2024

Connecting the Dots

This exhibition will feature the works of artists Nomase K.E. and Melody Osagie, whose art forms a cultural bridge, emphasising that despite the vast physical distance between Japan and Edos, our artistic languages and expressions reveal profound similarities.


Our ancestors have woven stories and traditions into the fabric of our cultures, leaving behind a rich tapestry of shared experiences. This exhibition delves deep into the fascinating parallels between Japanese and Edos’ cultures, highlighting the surprising connections that bridge continents and time.

Event Details:
Date: Dec 1 ~ 31, 2024
Time: 10:00 ~
Venue: TBD

In this exhibition, we invite you to immerse yourself in the dialogue between Japanese and Edos’ cultures, exploring the fascinating similarities that bridge the gap of time and geography. Through a diverse array of artistic expressions, we aim to highlight the interconnectedness of our shared human experience, inviting reflections on the legacy bequeathed to us by our ancestors.


Nomase K.E.
Nomase K.E.

Nomase, is from the lively culture of Benin-Edo, and making a significant impact on the Japanese art scene. A self-taught artist, he skillfully blends design engineering and artistic expression in a way that defies easy classification.

During the day, Nomase works as a frontend engineer, using his skills as both a designer and full-stack developer to bring concepts to life. But once the workday ends, he transforms, leaving behind the digital world to dive into sculpting and painting with remarkable talent.

Melody Osagie
Melody Osagie

Melody Osagie (alias Mel.Ogb.Art) is a contemporary hyperrealism artist based in Lagos, Nigeria. Despite having a formal background in Biochemistry and Public Health Microbiology, she soon gravitated towards fine art, her first love. First embracing the simplicity of pencil drawing before expanding her horizon to using a wide array of techniques in charcoal art.

On Melody’s drawing paper, she invites us to embrace our African roots and identity, creating ingenious, culturally charged portraits and daring the audience to be proud of their heritage and connect the dots of their cultural history.