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Makoko Barbing Salon Painting

Muyiwa Osifuye


Painting, Acrylic on Paper

Size: 14.8 W x 24 H x 0.1 D in

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NB: The color and contrast of the actual painting as shown may have a slight variation due to the screen of your device This painting is from a photograph that was part of my exhibited work at the 51st Venice Biennale in Italy in 2003 and it was also exhibited at the 5th Gwangju Biennale in South Korea 2007. I was in the slum of Lagos -- well known as Makoko, at the fringes of the lagoon of the Atlantic ocean in the Lagos megalopolis for about 2 weeks. In this image, I sighted this communal barbing salon within the surrounding plank and sawmill factories that litter the place. The inscription and the sore thumb out of the salon out of the slum elements caught my attention. They are happy within their community and life goes on with acceptance of their reality as they try to make life an improved experience for themselves. So life goes on. They create your world and fun regardless. * I used a muted value of colors for soberness on my own part as these people need all the help despite their uplifting spirit.

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Painting:Acrylic on Paper

Original:One-of-a-kind Artwork

Size:14.8 W x 24 H x 0.1 D in

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Since I am in semi retirement, I decided to brush up my creative skills that include painting, design, crafting and more.. These were hibernating as I pursued other careers.of over 30 plus years in the other industries. My works would be a buffet. If you could ask me of my artistic or painting style, media or the subject or a theme that aught to be my staple, I would rather leave those for now. The current thing is simply what is attached to my name! At this time, artistic freedom is it. I want to be cathartic and explore here and abroad. My reflections of tortuous past and victories and the present.. Where I see a semblance across the world of the past and present, as long as they give me joy and hopefully they resonate with like minds as collectors. So my day would have been made, that I have travel companions of this life in such people. For the curious, may be with time, you could label my style or noticed a recurring leaning of my thoughts, strokes of the brush or techniques, varied subjects and preferences. I just want to be free. My name presently is my Style.

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