My early childhood experience was infused with a wonderful mixture of sensations from the chaotic hustle and bustle of Nigeria to a brisk English countryside. These encounters permeated my imagination and spurred a fascination with creating cosmopolitan spaces that explore issues of shifting identities within kaleidoscope of abstractions. I began to be totally influenced by in cities characterized by unfamiliar and multiple contrasting realities, where I journeyed away from the habitual and could be submerged into an unknown global contemporary.
This is represented in my work through a cascading wave of abstracted shapes and lights captured in a moment of sensory stimuli.
While my work focuses on a heightened sensory overload that is experienced in a self prescribed exile, what remains is the underlining semblance of rural and traditional iconography, which is integral to the identity of each individual metropolis, yet, it has become entangled within a man made chaos. Nevertheless, it is all placed sporadically within a whirling patchwork of abstractions, where I am continuously trying to reinterpret what the image means within a fluctuating world of interchange. The work uses such viewpoints that the viewer is compelled to stand back and encounter the modern city in its speed and its immensity.
I use a varied approach to Modern and traditional printmaking, such as silk screen, giclée printing and etching. Prints are then further deconstructed and re-built with use of the laser cutter and hand detailing.
University of Brighton Faculty of Arts
Bachelor of Arts, 2011