Hunga and the Echoes From the Past
Acrylic, oil, and ink on canvas.
Complete: September 11, 2021
Location: Lagos/Lagos State
12 x 12 inches
acrylic,oil,ink,abstraction, anthropomorphism, portraiture
Lagos, Lagos State
Samuel’s style cuts across contemporary, portraiture and anthropomorphism.
He uses his art to create self-awareness and also to embed the human consciousness and thoughts into non-human life forms, this is because animals often provided a moral mirror for reflecting the best and the worst of the human race.
In his pieces, Samuel’s subjects’ eyes appear disproportionate. This is a conceptual gesture and bent deployed by the artist to accentuate the nomenclature of artistic perception, in equation to life’s sensory perception: when one pays attention to a particular perceptive view, every rest phenomenon recedes in constant flux. In essence, such a gesture can be attributive to an act where an eye becomes dispensable (dimmed) to its pair to assume a central role in perception. It is in this transposable, relative, mutant guise and gesture, however, that Samuel employs conceptualization to his subjects, through the eyes. An eye becomes bulgy (larger) than its pair, so to say.
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