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Future Dreams

23 NOV 2020 12:00 AM - 30 NOV 2020 7:04 PM
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Future Dreams - Lot 3, Adebayo Bolaji, Her name is
Future Dreams - Lot 3, Adebayo Bolaji, Her name is

3. Adebayo Bolaji

Her name is

Acrylic, crayon and oil pastel on cotton canvas
Unframed: 92 x 61 cm.
Created in 2020


£4,000 - 6,000

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"In short, I lost my aunt to breast cancer. The thing with any disease is that strangely, we all (at times) think that we are immune. There is a strange belief that, sick people or those who have been affected by diseases sort of belong to another part of the world that we will never encounter. And yet, the truth is that we are all part of the earth, we are all connected in some shape or form… we just are. 

However, another sad truth is…, out of sight.. out of mind.  The gift of art is to be able to allow us to remember this truth.. and at that, it doesn’t have to be overwhelming, it can just be expressed in a way that words at times cannot fulfil. At this point in my life, it feels only right to use a bit of what I have to add to a needed conversation… that we all matter." - Adebayo Bolaji, 2020. 

Adébayo Bolaji is a multi-disciplinary artist living and working in London. The centre of his practice is the dialogue of change and focus of the individual within society whether that be anthropological, religious,
historical or popular culture. The use of vibrant and metaphorical language, is crucial in his work, helping narrate a different story within each painting. Bolaji has exhibited in London, Zurich and Berlin, along with artist residencies in New York and Margate, including an Artist Residency with Yinka Shonibare MBE Guest Projects. 

His work has been featured in New York Times, Forbes, Architectural Digest, DAZED & the Financial Times. A published poet and theatre director [Park Theatre London], along with a law degree to add to his multifaceted repertoire, Bolaji enjoys the fusion of his work between the physical and metaphysical, currently preparing for a solo show at BEERS London Gallery this November.

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