Yusuff Aina Abogunde, also known as Ainaism, is an Artist and a Creative Designer.
“I’m into Drawing, Painting, Graffiti, African Arts, Fashion Designs, Graphics/Animation, Body Art and so many more. I love exploring, creating and dancing.”
“I started art at the age of 5 as far as I can remember. I remember I was in Primary 5 back then when we were given homework to draw and colour a cake and I scored 100%. Since then, I took it up as a hobby and what I love doing.”
“Art has always been part of me; it’s everything I think about. Growing up, I do a lot of drawings, from The Super Stickers to Tom and Jerry and so on. I studied more as I grew and decided to become an artist. I later discovered my style of art and creativity.”
“I studied Fine and Applied Art Education at Federal College of Education Tech, Akoka, Lagos.
I call my art style AINAISM, it involves the use of lines and motion to tell stories and depict life communications.”
“Ainaism is derived from the name, AINA, the art of Aina. Aina, according to Yoruba tradition, is a child born with the umbilical cord (placenta) around his or her neck.”
“So AINAISM revolves around the struggle and pain the child and mother went through during the delivery because it was extremely painful.”
It reflects the society that every individual is going through hard times but should believe in success, just as the AINA Child did, surviving the delivery and enduring. It’s also an art that explains the complete possibilities for every human to achieve good and come out outstanding through faith and hard work, understanding nature and life and knowing life is easy when you don’t focus on worrying but in achieving the best.
“Ainaism is executed through lines creation and movement which I call LINEAR MOTION, it involves the energy and movement of the lines and reflects reality the pressure and effect of individual struggle towards their endeavours.”
“The lines are connected to each other which depict the journey and obstacles before man, both spiritually and physically and the spaces between them are the possibilities and breakthrough (success). It’s an art of encouragement and motivation for man not to be distracted and also to be humble.”
“My style of art is expressed through paints, inks charcoal, colours and atmosphere on any surface and areas in life, Fashion design, body art, interior design, graffiti, etc.”
“It’s the art of living, it’s my life.”
“My inspiration is not quite specific; I get inspiration through works of David Akinola, an artist and creative designer too. Sometimes I call it DIRECT INSPIRATION (inspiration itself), the internet is also an inspiration and several other sources in the art world.
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