Olubukola Bolarinde set for ‘106 Expression’ solo art exhibition
Olubukola Bolarinde is scheduled to premiere her solo art exhibition, ‘106 Expressions,’ following the release of her critically acclaimed film ‘Onidiri.’
The exhibition will be an intimate display of Bolarinde’s artworks inspired by her childhood experiences that span time and culture.
“Expressions is a collection of artworks celebrating our African heritage; our people, and our culture. I have drawn inspiration from my experiences as an African child. The works transport you to a place and a time, perceived through an African child’s mind. A different time from the times we now live in. As our world continues to evolve, a great number of our children have not and will never have these experiences.”
The self-taught artist and architect explained that each piece of artwork at the ‘106 Expression’ exhibition will convey a unique tale, describing her art as a form of preservation.
Olubukola Bolarinde also added that the exhibition is a documentary about her people, culture, and land which will be a distinct fusion of the North and the South, and it will also speak and hold her true identity and diversity.
Bolarinde used a variety of media, including acrylics and oils on canvas, as well as rich textures to create paintings that appear tactile and three-dimensional, in order to provide an immersive experience.
The ‘106 Expression’ exhibition will take place in Lagos on June 10, 2022.