Bulb of Africa 2, 2023

by Iyiola Odunayo

Painting : oil, acrylic 24 x 20 x 1 inch

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Painting: oil, acrylic

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24 x 20 x 1 inch Height x Width x Depth


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Artwork location: Nigeria

Bulb of Africa was not just a hairstyle; it was a celebration of African heritage and a testament to the resilience of its people. Passed down through generations, it represented strength, beauty, and the rich tapestry of African traditions. The Bulb showcased the natural texture and volume of African hair, transforming it into an intricate masterpiece of braids, twists, and coils.

The Bulb of Africa became a symbol of empowerment, reminding people of their strength, resilience, and the beauty of their shared heritage. It served as a reminder that hair was more than a physical attribute; it was a connection to something greater—a connection to their ancestors, their community, and celebrating the beauty within themselves.

Beyond their physical beauty, African women possess an immeasurable inner strength that resonates through "Bulb of Africa." Odunayo masterfully captures this strength, highlighting the resilience and determination that have defined African women throughout history. The women depicted in the artwork emanate confidence, wisdom, and a sense of purpose. Their gaze speaks volumes, embodying the stories of countless African women who have overcome adversity, shattered barriers, and carved out their own paths to success. In "Bulb of Africa," Iyiola Odunayo not only celebrates the individual beauty and strength of African women but also pays homage to the rich cultural heritage of the African continent.

"Bulb of Africa" stands as a captivating tribute to the power and beauty of African women. Through the skilled medium, Iyiola Odunayo brings to life the resilience, grace, and diversity that define African women. This artwork serves as a reminder of the importance of celebrating and embracing the richness of African heritage. "Bulb of Africa" invites viewers to marvel at the strength and beauty of African women, acknowledging their indomitable spirit and unwavering presence on the global stage.

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About Artist

Odunayo John Iyiola is a Nigerian-born artist based in Ibadan. After completing high school, he discovered his talent in Art and pursued its development at TOPFAT Art Gallery in Ibadan in 2015. In 2018, Odunayo relocated to Accra, Ghana, where he currently works as a studio assistant.

In 2019, Odunayo began his professional career as a full-time studio artist. He held his first exhibition at N8tivebar_ in Accra, Ghana, showcasing his oil and acrylic paintings that express his thoughts on canvas. His artistic focus revolves around the daily experiences and struggles of people of color.

Odunayo draws inspiration from artists such as Tope Fatumibi from Nigeria and Baffoe Bonnie Billy and Cornelius Annor Jr from Ghana.
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Nigeria  • 1995

Odunayo John Iyiola is a Nigerian born artist based in Ibadan (b. 1995). He discovered his talent in Art after high school. He went on to develop his talent at  TOPFAT Art Gallery Ibadan in 2014. Odunayo relocated to Accra Ghana in 2018 where he works as a studio assistant.

Odunayo started professionally as a full-time studio artist in 2018. He express his thought on canvas with oil and acrylic painting. His works are concerned with human daily experience and the struggle of people of color.

He's influenced by artists like; Tope Fatumibi (Nigeria) and Baffoe Bonnie Billy (Ghana).

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