Artist Sejiro Ayoseh’s solo art exhibition, ‘When We Are Not What We Are’ which takes a look at how time and circumstances shatter the notion of human constancy has opened in Lagos.
The event, which opened July 8 and takes place at Rele Gallery in Onikan, shows works which explore the idea that the struggle to constantly change fuels the human race while continually distorting daily existence.
Ayoseh was recently featured in the Financial Times as one of Nigeria’s promising emerging artists. He holds a higher diploma in painting from the Lagos State polytechnic, Ikorodu. He is best known for his signature works that fuse together human figures and automobile parts.
In January 2017, he was selected as one of Rele Arts Foundation Young Contemporaries, and in November 2017 participated in a live art performance at Art X Lagos. He also in the same year collaborated with international doll maker Aidamaris Roman on her ‘Forgotten Heart’ series. In January this year, he was listed as one of 18 Nigerian young visual artists under 30 to follow by art critic and author Jess Castellote.
Also, Ayoseh’s paintings and installations are in reputable collections both home and abroad and have also been featured in auctions in Nigeria and Canada.
The ongoing exhibition is supported by Cointreau.