Art is limitless, it speaks volumes and expresses what words can't. When I started this piece I wasn't entirely sure where it was going. Someone in the abroad had requested a painting that speaks about Lagos, the economic capital of Nigeria as a way to reminder of his roots.
I took up the challenge and made a sketch similar to this end results but different in a few ways. In this piece I highlighted several items that quickly bring Lagos to mind.
I have listed them below...
Èyò (the white masquerade of Lagos) commonly displayed during cultural festivities
Danfo (the notorious Yello buses of Lagos)
Aro meta - The three statues situated at the entrance of Lagos
Okada (Transit bikes)
Keke Napep (A smaller short distance transport vehicle)
Canoe and water- A very common sight in Lagos, so many beaches as Lagos is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean.
Murtala Mohammed International Airport and plane - The country's busiest airport
National Art Theatre- An absolute architectural masterpiece which is the heartbeat of art and theatre in Lagos.
Here are some progress shots from the project, a fantastic experience!
I worked with Acrylic paints and markers to achieve this, spanning a little over a week.
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