The Maker Lab, now in its 3rd Edition, is an annual program focusing on young artists, through the creation of exhibition spaces. This year’s edition titled Ijé, is a merger of new artists working with video, sound, paint, and photographs seeking to break new grounds, carve new paths and most especially introduce themselves in style.
Kamnelechukwu Susan Obasi (@kamnelechukwu) for this edition produced a series of photographs and experimental videos exploring a variety of themes, ranging from Aging, to boyhood.
Phillip Fagbeyiro’s (@versaphile) work is usually heavy in line detail and shows a lot of exposed machine components. This is provoked by the ‘injustice’ on all the mechanisms and details that lay hidden behind plastic and aluminum encasings as we see in our technology today. His style would best be associated with cyberpunk and retrofuturism.
Adeoluwa Oluwajoba’s (@adeoluwajoba) broad oeuvre explores themes of identity, blackness, masculinity and human spaces. he is particularly interested in the critical engagement of art and in examining the dynamic ways in which art mirrors and engages the society
Raymond Isibor’s (@raywithapen) style is a contemporary mix of lines, colors, illustrations and
symbols in an intricate doodle like abstraction. His works explore thoughts on Gender, Black Excellence, Afrofuturism, Religious and socio- political issues.
Yinka Bernie (@yinkabernie) would make beats on the spot and also serenade the audience his music AND tunes from his playlist.
“Masculine Fecundity” Through his visual inquiry, Aádesokan attempts a reconciliation of tension between the masculine character and figure through diptychs as the man is willed forth, with repeated patterns as overlapping circles that evoke flowers as the boy blooms. He merges beautiful monochromatic images with digital art to create this collection. (@manqbt)
The event takes place on the 10th August 2019 from 4:30pm at The African Artists’ Foundation, 3b Isiola Oyekan Close, Off Adeleke Adedoyin Street, Victoria Island, Lagos and is supported by Belvedere Nigeria