Ila: Seun Adeyemi using Masking as a Digital Artform

Ila: Seun Adeyemi using Masking as a Digital Artform

Nigerian artist Seun Adeyemi showcases the traditional art of masking through his portraiture series. Combining mixed media, graphic art and traditional sculpture pieces, he hopes to revitalize African understanding of a rich African historical legacy. His work was first a response to the controversial and alleged  plagiarism of Damien Hirst of an ancient traditional Nigerian mask. He hopes that his work will spark interest for Nigerian art to a new generation of aspiring African artists and culture creators.

“The core idea behind the series is to promote our culture by giving Africa’s artistic representation – with a focus on the past – a feeling of life and uniqueness.”

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