Ebenezer Akinola – Slay Mama, 2022
Ebenezer Samuel Akinola was born in Ibadan on the 1st of December 1968. He earned a Bachelor's Degree in painting from the University of Benin in 1989.
In his works, Ebenezer elevates balck culture, engages/challenges notions of race, gender, beauty, identity and contemporary African politics and spirituality.
Portraits and figures studies form a special part of Akinola's oeuvre. He skillfully achieves a balance of realistic and abstract passages in his work, adding further depth with smaller, finer details to accentuate areas of interest.
He has received several important commissions including portraits of former Nigerian leaders Nnamdi Azikwe, Abdulsalami Abubakar and Olusegun Obasanjo, which are displayed at the National Gallery of Art, Lagos. He has participated in several exhibitions in Nigeria and internationally.
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Ebenezer Akinola – Slay Mama Figures - 2022
147 x 101 cm
Oil on canvas