We Everywhere Exhibition Series
Currently on exhibit in thecarrcenterglobal.org (TheCVC) this bright and beautiful exhibition is a rich and sweeping exploration of Black creativity across geographies, We Everywhere introduces to some and affirms for others that the African Diaspora is a creative force that impacts artistic and cultural production globally. This Carr Center exhibition series on the CVC, focuses on emergent and established talents that cross, blend, and sometimes erase the borders between tradition and innovation and challenge assumptions about talent, mastery, the fine arts, and geography.
We Everywhere: Lagos
Artist: Akindele John
Akindele John, born in 1995 in Ogun State, Nigeria, and currently living in Lagos, focuses his work on women from Africa and the African diaspora. He portrays them in contemplation, draping them in vibrant colors ranging from jewel tones to neon brights. Akindele began his practice by experimenting with charcoal and liquid acrylic, media which helped him realize that figurative paintings lead us to a better understanding of ourselves as creative, interactive beings. Akindele’s paintings are distinctive in their use of loose, playful lines and the softness of his brush’s effects. His works pay particular homage to his African-Nigerian identity, with a strong focus on his gratitude for Black feminine expression and identity in African society.
Learn more about the artist at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/akindele-john-487414226/?trk=public_profile_samename-profile&originalSubdomain=ng