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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
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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 
 
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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
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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
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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
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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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