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The Contemporary African Art Scene in Lagos just gave us something to be excited about- 5 brilliant young artists discovered by Rele Arts Foundation last weekend showcased to trendy young art enthusiasts who came out to support the young contemporaries.


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So much creativity in one room as the artists engaged with the guests explaining their thought process behind their work . This initiative of giving young artists a platform to produce a body of work to show case to the world in a conversation with Adenrele Sonariwo (director of Rele) she  states:
“The world is changing and fast; it is important that the voices of the young ones are not drowned out as they are the ones that will shape the future.”


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The themes of the exhibition ranged from feminism, to cultural and self identity, to racial boundaries and duality of the human nature and it was a breath of fresh air to see young people plugged in and enthusiastic about the topics being highlighted by the artists.
These are the top 5:
Ezekiel, 24, a painter; has chosen the use of colours in adaptation of the Fauvism and naturalism movement; he will be exploring how man is shaped and influenced by his environment.
Rewa, 29, a self taught artist; commits to paper all the things it means to be an urban nomad; disconnected from your starting destination but not quite at home in new location. Her Travellers series is a triptych representation of moving through societal, racial and cultural boundaries.
Sejiro, 26, the most conceptual and experimental of the group. His series “Physiognomical Distinction” will question the act of predicting or judging a person’s character and personality by mare looking at the outward appearance
Marcellina, 27, is a mixed media artist, a mother to a woman-in- progress; she urges you to look at her works and contribute to the conversation on how to make the world a better place for generations of women to come.
Oladimeji, 26, is the only photographer in the group, and will be using his lens as a map to navigate the duality of human nature and the hard questions surrounding the creation story

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