Arts & Culture
Signature African Art presents: ‘In Our Days’ by Nigerian artist Oluwole Omofemi
- 5:30 pm
02 September 2021
Signature African Att | Free
20 Davies street,
Mayfair, London W1K 3DT
Entitled In Our Days, the exhibition will be arranged across the gallery’s basement and ground floors and is composed of 15 large-scale portraits of Women and children, as well as several smaller works specially commissioned by the gallery.
In our days art exhibition is a reflection of changes and evolvements that have happened overtime from the past generation up to this time particularly among African Women and how they successfully metamorphosed, blend with the trend as well as equally taking the lead in matters relating to some societal issues that has to do with love, beauty, fashion, emancipation of Women amongst others.
Back in the days, African Women generally lack the confidence and boldness to openly express or lend their voices in some issues which include but not limited to having a protest over their rights, showcasing their beauty or expressing love to the opposite sex due to criticisms that may unfold from different quarters. However, things have drastically changed in our days as Women are tired of taking the back seat.
Consequently, the artist while telling his story through his creativity and use of colours was able to showcase these societal changes and equally captured the elegant and sumptuous beauty of African Women in his paintings.
The exhibition is open from 2 – 30 September 2021.
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Oluwole Omofemi (born 1988), born Godwin Oluwole Omofemi, is an international artist who hails from Edo south in Nigeria. For him, African Art has more depth since it is often a portrayal of sometime complex personal experiences. His mind continues to resonate with childhood experiences that proved material for his arts. He believes art has a functional role in society to correct vices, to reveal the messages in the mind of the artist, and as a record of the past. As a visionary, Omofemi has always wanted to deploy arts to better the lot of the underprivileged, to showcase African fashion and feminine charm, and to bring about the rediscovery of Afrocentric pride. His works are widely collected in Nigeria and abroad.
Header Image: Invader, 2021 (c) Oluwole Omofemi