Art is life and life is art. Art has for many years been used to depict the realities of life and even feelings that are difficult to capture with words.
– By Kola Oshalusi and Lanre Solarin
A picture is worth more than a thousand words. One work of art can give birth to a zillion interpretations, most times completely different from the creator’s point of view.
Like nature, there’s always something new to see, a new angle to discover and a new reality to escape to…temporarily of course.
Artists are like gods, reaching deep within their souls to create pieces of a reality that already exist in their minds, to express thoughts they know are alien to basic human comprehension.
When the final piece gets released, viewers, readers and those in between start to wonder what multiverse the artist came from.
With several art exhibitions around, it’s obvious Nigerians are beginning to appreciate the work these creatives put into what they do. The good thing is more people are daring the status quo, doing what they have passion for – art.
It’s easier now more than ever to gain exposure for your work and build a brand, thanks to new media. With tools like Instagram, Facebook and others, there’s no limit to what you can do and who you can reach. We’ve chosen to showcase some of such works here. Feel free to explore and give them as many interpretations as you deem fit.
In our bid to project the young African expressing their heart and art, every month, selected creatives are given the opportunity to showcase their work at our monthly art exhibition event – FreestyleX. This creates an avenue for them to get connected to industry leaders who may find interest in their work.
Submit your works to be selected for FreestyleX.
Editor’s note: This article was originally published in the Spark Magazine. Find the magazine here to read more articles.
Kola Oshalusi is a Creative photographer with over 10 years of photography experience, the Founder and lead photographer at Insigna media, a photography company and is a graduate of Computer science from the Lagos state University. He has worked on photography projects within and outside Nigeria and Africa, with his work featured in various print and online publications around the world, including but not limited to Forbes, Elle, Conde Naste, Vogue, IHT, NYT, Bellanaija, Guardian, TW, Genevieve and more.