A Tale of Shared Experiences is an art exhibition that explores the themes of gender, self, and identity. From July 17 to August 31, 2021, Artpedia Gallery will display the works of six young and brilliant Nigerian artists. Learn about one of them below.
Meet Joe Obamina, a multi-disciplinary artist with two art degrees from Auchi Polytechnic and the University of Benin. Joe joined the Nosona Art Studios under the management of Edo Global Art Foundation in 2017 and remains an active member to date.
Propelled by a burning passion to provoke thoughts through creativity, Joseph delved into multiple ventures as an illustrator, instrumentalist, sculptor and speed painter. His works grip you instantly and upon further scrutiny, reveal deep meanings.
A Tale of Shared Experiences will feature Joe’s series tagged “The Essence of Lassie.” Drawing on symbols from African mythology, Joe depicts African women as goddesses and royals using pixelated portraits. The pixelated elements form feminine figures when viewed from a distance. However, when assessed closely, they reveal specific stories of marginalized women.