Artist bio

Joseph Obanubi is a multimedia artist from Lagos, Nigeria. He received his Bachelor’s and Master's degrees in Graphic design from the University of Lagos (2014 & 2017 respectively). Over the years, he has practiced in advertising and also as a Visual Art lecturer in the University of Lagos. 

His practice consist of digital and tactile experiments, constantly finding balance between image making and graphic/visual design as a communication conduit.

His series Techno-Heads  won the Contemporary African Photography Prize(2021), and also the British Council Prize for Emerging Artist. His work have been  exhibited at Art x Lagos (2021), Paris photo, AKAA Art Fair (2021 & 2019), Darmstadter Tage d. Fotografie Photography Festival, Miami Art Fair (2021), Darmstadt, Germany (2020), 1-54 Art Fair London, Marrakech, Morocco (2019 & 2020),  Vantage Point Sharjah 8 (VPS8) UAE, Magnin-A in Paris (2020) amongst others.   

His creative practice has been featured on platform such as CNN Style, Google arts and culture, Water Aid, to mention a few.

Personal Statement

 ''My work explores the relationship between Identity, Fantasy, Technology and Globalization.   I revisit/reimagine fragments found in everyday experiences as my practice is considered a visual bricolage - a (re)construct of different subjects taken from their original context into a new one. My creative ideology stems from concepts of delusion, whim,  surrealism, futurism and experimentation, as I am attracted to in-between states as opposed to directness. I constantly seek new disparities and possibilities while creating alternative/insightful ways of seeing. I do hope my work leave some sort of feeling on its observer, maybe an unexplainable one ''. 

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