David Olatoye – In my father’s house I, 2022
David Olatoye: In my Father’s house
If you grew up in a Christian home, hearing the phrase 'in my father’s house', brings to mind the phrase 'there are manymansions'. Being a man of heritage, my works revolve around my family and our heritage; I express what my family was, what my family is, and what my family will be.
My siblings and I were raised by my mother, with no sense of fatherhood - a missing factor in our heritage. With this body of works, I express what my heritage would be like with fatherhood involved; I express the liberalition and freedom that my heritage would have afforded; I express a missing factor in my home.
This body of works is dedicated to all fathers, whether alive or in memory. Indeed, in my father’s house, there are many mansions.
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David Olatoye – In my father’s house I Figures - 2022
122 x 122 cm
Pen and acrylic on canvas