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Yaba Makoko Riverine Painting

Smith Olaoluwa


Painting, Acrylic on Canvas

Size: 42 W x 30 H x 2 D in

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It is a suburb of people living the carefree lives of our forefathers - on awful, black water full of fish, crab and crap. Makoko is a place you enter and realise your spoken English sucks; you lose words to explain yourself or communicate with the inhabitants effectively. They speak and understand Yoruba, Egun and French languages and the pidgin English, as Makoko dwellers are the Ijaws, Ilajes and the Eguns, who hail from Badagry - another far suburb of Lagos. Their homes are levelled both on land and on the black water clustered with dirt of various dimensions including human waste. There are queues of canoes and young boys beckoning you to their crafts whilst ferrying fisherwomen and their hand woven baskets full of fish like tilapia, mackerel and even crab among others. Funnily enough, at every turn you take there is a wooden structure, where a young wife is roasting fresh fish and exhibiting them on hand woven baskets in a beautiful order. The stunning thing about the women is how they sit amid the thick gray smoke exuding from the fire woods and sawdust grilling the fish. Even little children of ages two and above perched beside the smoke, unfazed by its discomfort.

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Painting:Acrylic on Canvas

Original:One-of-a-kind Artwork

Size:42 W x 30 H x 2 D in

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Smith Olaoluwa is a renowned international Artist, a native of Lagos state West Africa Nigeria, He hold a bachelor of art degree in fine and Applied art, and trained under the foremost artists of great University of Benin Edo state Nigeria, He is an experimental artist/art educator and exposed to the use of different medias, He has participated in several exhibitions both jury online and solo exhibitions,,he is a highly respected artist who plays with colors when paintings,he draws his inspiration from his travels, exploring the infinite expressiveness of her subjects through oil colors, acrylics and mixed media.He is a member of society of Nigerian artists Lagos chapter SNA Art and design is something I’m very passionate about. Use of color, shape, texture and forms defines my style in capturing the personality and emotions of the subject Scene. My inspiration and influence comes from everything I see, feel and experience around me.” Artist Statement:I live art, I think art, I dream art,I awake with art I speak art. My gift is capturing objects,creatures or scenarios and presenting them through canvass in their true alluring vividness. i am essentially interested in creating works that call for the participation of the audience to the same extent as my involvement in it. I am positive you will be enthralled by my work. If you take interest in my artworks,be free to place order,fill free to book order on any of my original Masterpieces i will work with your offers/Budgets... Thank you

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