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Wole Lagunju

Private Listing , 2016

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Wole Lagunju

Wole Langunju is a Yoruba artist associated with Onaism, a contemporary art movement dedicated to reimagining traditional Yoruba art and design. After graduating with a degree in graphic design from the University of Ife, now Obafemi Awolowo University, in Nigeria, Lagunju’s oeuvre now spans oil, acrylic, and ink washes. His work investigates globalism and the effects of postcolonialism on his home country and the continent of Africa. Lagunju mines cultural references from both the West and from Africa from the eras of colonization and decolonization to critique and comment on the racial and social structures of the 19th and 20th century. In a more recent series, he juxtaposed traditional Gelede masks, used in performances celebrating motherhood and fertility, with images from the Victorian era to challenge viewers to consider how we look at culture through a Western lens. Langunju was awarded a Phillip Ravenhill Fellowship by UCLA in 2006 and a Pollock Krasner award in 2009; his work is held in numerous institutions, including Collection Leridon and Fondation d’entreprise Francès.

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