Oluwole Omofemi - 20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale London Thursday, October 14, 2021 | Phillips

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  • Oluwole Omofemi is a Nigerian artist who strives to portray and rediscover Afrocentric pride and challenge the Westernised view of Africa. Born in 1988 in the city of Ibadan, Nigeria, the artist explores the nuanced depth and deeply personal stories set in African Art. Working with oil and acrylic in bright and bold contrasting colours, Omofemi vividly and poignantly infers to black women embracing their skin and hair. In this way, Omofemi honours the power of these figures in their natural beauty. The artist discovered his strength in conveying the human form at the Polytechnic of Ibadan where he graduated, receiving a Higher National Diploma for his artistic skills. His artwork has gained increasing recognition with exhibitions at the Nigerian National Museum and the Alliance Françé, Ibadan as well as prestigious galleries in Lagos, Italy, Belgium, and Ghana. This September, the artist was celebrated with his solo exhibition ‘In Our Days’ at Signature African Art, London.

    • Provenance

      Out of Africa Gallery, Barcelona (acquired directly from the artist)
      Acquired from the above by the present owner


Tight Corner II

signed 'Oluwole Omofemi' lower left; signed and partially titled 'Oluwole Omofemi Tight corner' on the reverse
oil, acrylic and paper collage on canvas
121.5 x 134.5 cm (47 7/8 x 52 7/8 in.)
Executed in 2020.

Full Cataloguing

£10,000 - 15,000 

Sold for £44,100

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale

London Auction 14 October 2021