Savouring  New Paintings on Identities – THISDAYLIVE


Yinka Olatunbosun

A multi-disciplinary artist famed for his public artwork—the headless sculpture of Fela in Lagos—is charting a new route for the latest body of works in the Jelosimi series. Sobayo, who is currently an artist-in-residence at the University for Creative Arts, Rochester, England, and midway through his artistic interrogation at the residency programme, narrates the experience around his first group exhibition at the institution, titled Midway.

Having left the Lagos audience spellbound in 2021 with some of his culture-centric paintings and installations in the Jelosimi series, Sobayo continues his interrogation of cultural motifs in this new body of works. Between his time at the dedicated studio space and the time he spends organising workshops for further education students, he created these pieces to engage the university community and show the progress of work midway through the residency.

“The exhibition is titled ‘Midway’…

Source: Thisday Newspaper