USMAN OLADEINDE: EXHIBIT
On Display: January 9
Reception: January 16
The goal of my work is to explore major themes such as communication, identity, change, centeredness, landscapes, and language. These paintings present Arabic letter forms transformed into illegible shapes which are painted on landscape backgrounds, often depicting an aesthetic of textual elements receding into space. All these works are inspired by the Qibla, which is represented in the abstract and painted using acrylic media. Occasionally image transfers are mounted on the painted surface.
Visual representations like mine are communicative without forcing the viewer to one specific idea. I paint to connect with history, spirituality, and family. These shapes represent memory and centeredness. Influenced by identity, I am inspired by the duality of landscapes - struggle and ease, chaos and calm.
Located in Main Gallery