New Work by Lakin Ogunbanwo
by Ladun Ogidan
From October 8 to 15, WHATIFTHEWORLD will present New Work, the first solo exhibition at the gallery by contemporary Nigerian photographer, Lakin Ogunbanwo.
Working mainly in themes imbibed from fashion photography and classical portraiture, Ogunbanwo‘s portraits are marked with erotic and subversive undertones, usually concealed by foliage, drapery and shadow.
The artist is also successful in employing vibrant flat colour and bold compositions bearing a subtle homage to the African studio photography popular in the 1960s and 70s.
Lakin Ogunbanwo was born in 1987 in Lagos. He studied Law at Babcock University, Nigeria and Buckingham University in England, before beginning work as a fashion photographer in 2012. His work has been featured in The Times New York, ID online, British GQ and Riposte Magazine and recently at LagosPhoto Festival, Art14, London. He has also held a solo exhibition at the Rooke & van Wyk Gallery in Johannesburg.
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