Profile: Soji Adesina
SA: born in Badagry, Lagos State in 1981,currently works and lives in Lagos Nigeria. Soji is a multi-disciplinary and multi-media artist whose primary medium of expression includes painting, graphic design, film, photography,sculpture and installation.
VS: with layers and layers and layers of conflict then resolution then further conflict, Soji, known to use his pieces to tell stories of deconstructed affliction and this piece tells no different story.
Is the piece reflective of modern day slavery? Is it a mirror of psychological abuse? Is the metaphor of torture as represented by acrylic effectively depicted in this piece?
With commercial sexual exploitation,financial exploitation and forced labor as the theme of this ‘Undocumented Series’ artwork, it’s not difficult to reconsider these similarities are portrayed quite deliberately in this piece
Art and creativity is constantly subject to interpretation, misinterpretation and mystery. Over the next month and capturing various People, Objects, Subjects and Emotions, we explore stories and analyses the Behind-The-Scenes and express our takes into life, sights and sounds of the most awe-inspiring, interesting multi-faceted art, culture and creative industries.
The TTL series documents and celebrates and appreciates the new age of how we see and define art.
Last week we went around Art X Lagos, the biggest art event in the country to find out from a few exhibitors who came from different countries about their art, making and future projects.