Lot 446 - Tosin Kalejaye - Ifesowapo I
Mixed Media on Canvas
A6 (15x10cm) Original Artwork
Signed on Verso
Tosin Kalejaye is a self-taught contemporary visual artist from Abuja, Nigeria. From his early childhood, Tosin had a keen interest in drawing portraits. Needless to say, this is where his artistic profession stemmed from.
Tosin uses his art as an instrument to convey his ideas and impressions about modern society and the everyday Black experience. His art genre, widely ingrained in storytelling, representation, identity and historical documentation, is intended to incite emotion in his viewers as the required catalyst. It initiates mere social conversations, to ultra-practical actions and liberates one’s consciousness.
His works, which were displayed in a range of exhibitions globally, including a group exhibition titled ‘SELF ADDRESSED’, in Jeffrey Deitch Gallery, curated by Kehinde Wiley in Los Angeles, United States, are largely executed in mixed media – oil and charcoal on canvas.
Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, Ondo State, Nigeria.
VISION OF FIGURE, Badr El Jundi Gallery, Malaga, Spain – Group Exhibition.
INTERSECTING IDENTITIES, Arushi Gallery, Los Angeles, United States of America – Group Exhibition.
INVESTEC CAPETOWN ARTFAIR, presented by Christopher Moller Gallery, Capetown, South Africa – Group Exhibition.
DISCO NAP, Eligere Gallery, Seoul, South Korea – Group Exhibition.
HIRAETH, Prior Artspace in collaboration with Phillips Auction House – Group Exhibition.
GIVE THEM THEIR FLOWERS, Context Art Miami Fair, presented by Christopher Moller Gallery, Miami, USA - Solo Exhibition.
SELF-ADDRESSED, Jeffrey Deitch Gallery, Curated by Kehinde Wiley/Black Rock Senegal, Los Angeles, USA - Group exhibition.
LAX/ORD III: Growng the Focus, Vertical Gallery, Chicago, United States – Group exhibition.
POW! WOW! THE FIRST DECADE: FROM HAWAI’I TO THE WORLD, Bishop Museum, Hawaii, United States of America – Group exhibition.
Statement about AOAP Submitted Artwork
Both work tends to portray why we must show love to one another and extend support to one another as humans. With these gestures, it makes the world a better place for everyone to live and enjoy.
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