Damilola Opedun juxtaposes contemporary and futuristic times (expressed through social media emojis) and times past (expressed through centuries-old clothing). The fusion represents varying views of the past and anticipation of what lies ahead.
His current body of works is an investigation into the human emotion and its manifestations in our contemporary world.
It is a hybrid of the human figure which investigates and recognizes social media symbols that represent various human emotions, sometimes disfigured forms – albeit with recognizable features.
Enquiry for Damilola Opedun – The High Priestess, 2021
Damilola Opedun – The High Priestess Figures - 2021
152 x 122 cm
Oil on canvas