New Work by Lakin Ogunbanwo

New Work by Lakin Ogunbanwo

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.

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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.

Ladun Ogidan is the Deputy Editor of Omenka Africa’s first art, business and luxury- lifestyle magazine. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Communication from Covenant University, Nigeria. Ogidan is also Operations Manager at the Omenka Gallery, and Chief Operating Officer at Revilo Company Limited, a leading art publishing company in Lagos. She has co-ordinated several exhibitions at home and abroad.

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