The Jean Pigozzi African Art Collection

Joseph Obanubi

Born in 1994 in Lagos, Nigeria

Lives and works in Lagos, Nigeria

Joseph Obanubi, born in 1994, is a Lagos-based multimedia (visual) artist. With a background in advertising and graphic design, his work exploresidentity, fantasy and a mix of reality and delusion, confined within the context of globalization. He considers his work to be a visual bricolage - a(re)constructing of different subjects taken from their original context into a new one with their preconceived meanings replaced with a new line ofthought. His approach is mostly surreal and Afro-futuristic, providing an alternative way of seeing regular things. His goal is to give new insight into the way things are seen, especially the ones in unusual places that lie around us. He has been featured in many exhibitions including the Native VisualCreative Lab and the 2018 edition of Lagos Photo Festival. He recently won the British Council Big Pitch Arts Showcase.

(Source: MAGNIN-A)