Olayinka kasali

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The sayings; ‘art is self-expression’ and ‘art is life’ are the underlying philosophies in my creations. All that makes up what is termed art is a culmination of nature - living and non-living things, man’s thoughts and life as a whole. The aforementioned is what the artist and I translate into that phenomenon called “art”. Art is life; life is spiritual and man, a spirit. I consider the artist to be in the highest class of spirituality and this conviction gives me the impetus to continually go back to the studio to maintain connection with that realm. I strive to satisfy my curiosity in nature, putting all cards on the table as far as I can see and therefore pursue objectivity in order to fulfill my creative tendencies. With the rich and invaluable culture embedded in my backgroung, the great and historic Yorubaland, Western part of Nigeria and the nation as a whole, I employ art as a tool for propagating, documenting and preserving her culture. This I do and achieve through colour and form. I do not seek photo-realism! I capitalize and explore various textures as a vital element of art to express myself and I consciously and conscientiously channel my art towards like minds.