Following the release of her film, Onidiri, the Chief Executive Officer of Yellow Dot Limited, Olubukola Bolarinde, is set for her debut solo art exhibition.
Tagged ‘106 Expressions’, the exhibition will be curated by renowned culture and art custodian Nike Davies-Okundaye, and there will be an intimate display of Bolarinde’s artworks inspired by experiences that traverse time and culture.
In a statement sent to Sunday Scoop, Bolarinde said, “It will be a collection of artworks celebrating our African heritage. I have drawn inspiration from my experiences as an African child. I believe the works will ‘transport’ anyone who views them to a certain place and time, perceived through an African child’s mind. As our world continues to evolve, a great number of children will never have those experiences.”
The art enthusiast also described her art as a form of preservation. According to her, each piece of artwork at the exhibition will tell a unique story. Born in Lagos, Bolarinde’s formative years were spent in the northern part of Nigeria— from Jos to Kaduna and Zaria, which helped in ‘establishing her unique sense of identity and diversity.
She also stated that for the collection which is scheduled for June 10, 2022, she deployed various media such as acrylics and oils on canvas, as well as the use of rich textures to create pieces that give an illusion of being tactile and three-dimensional.