For her first show in Switzerland and her first solo show outside of the UK, Olulode conceived over the last few months smaller works on paper and larger paintings on canvas, experimenting with new forms of presentation.
Olulode is a London based artist who works across the medium of paint and textile influenced by Yoruba Adire textiles, an indigo-dyed fabric made in Nigeria by Yoruba women, using a variety of resist-dyeing techniques. The artist reinterprets images of majoritively Black Womxn expressed through diverse reflections of feminine energies, and inspired by her own identity as a queer Black woman.
ATLANTA, Ga. (CW69 News at 10), Feb 24, 2021
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Sola's painting Laying in the Grass II has been selected for a digital billboard campaign "Portrayals of Black Joy" launched by Artsy in partnership with Outfront Media, spotlighting emerging Black artists in major cities in the US throughout the months of February. Courtesy of the Artist and ARPOWHER Contemporary! The campaing featured also emerging Black artists - Derrick Adams, Dominic Chambers, and Kay Hickman.