Lot 32. Nathaniel Bolarinwa
Title: My Guardian Angel, 2023
Size: 52.0 x 38.2 cm
Materials: Acrylic on aluminium panel
Name: Nathaniel Bolarinwa
Nathaniel Bolarinwa is a visual artist, hailing from Lagos, Nigeria. Born in the vibrant city in the fifth month of 1998, Nathaniel's artistic journey began to take shape after completing his National Diploma in General Art. Seeking to expand his creative horizons, he embarked on a transformative chapter at the prestigious Universal Studios of Art, where he received invaluable training under the guidance of renowned Nigerian artists. Nathaniel's exceptional skills in sculpture have endowed him with a profound understanding of forms, textures, and the intricate navigation of figurative lines. His dexterity in this medium allows him to breathe life into his artistic creations, evoking a powerful sense of realism and depth.
Currently based in Lagos, Nigeria, Nathaniel both lives and works in this dynamic city. Inspired by its rich cultural tapestry and pulsating energy, he continues to explore and push the boundaries of his artistic expression, captivating audiences with his remarkable talent and unique artistic vision. Artist Statement: Nathaniel's artistic expression embodies botanical surrealism, a realm where he conveys a metaphorical idea of soul reincarnation and the afterlife. This is depicted through human gestures, incorporating elements of trees - bark, trunk, leaves, and expressive eyes. The central focus of his works often revolves around figures elegantly adorned in vibrant hues. Moreover, Nathaniel skillfully employs stripes as a design element to amplify the impact of his concept. The strong lines and contrasting colors of stripes symbolize the delicate balance between order and chaos, stability and unpredictability that we frequently navigate during our life's journey. By integrating this visual element, he accentuates the dynamic nature of our pursuit to find our true path, underscoring the perpetual interplay between structure and spontaneity.
Rest of world: £140.00
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