Ayo Adeyinka of Tafeta Gallery discussing Tribal Marks Series II Exhibition

Ayo Adeyinka of Tafeta discussing Tribal Marks Series II Exhibition:Featuring 5 large works on paper, the exhibition represents the second in a series of Olatunji’s exploration of the practice of tribal facial markings in contemporary Nigeria. Executed in charcoal, each hyper ‘realist’ work takes 4 weeks to complete. Drawing from extensive research into the age-old practice of facial scarifications, interactions and discussions with carriers of these marks, each work in the series is an illusory creation.

 

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