Mammy Market

This painting is distinct and unique as Adekusibe focuses on a mother and child with foodstuff for sale in front of them and surrounded by people in a marketplace. Even with a seemly boisterous atmosphere akin to spaces like the markets, the pair takes an isolated position of solitude and despair. This is suggestive of […]

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artiste Ade Odunfa Lagos, Nigeria

Adekusibe Odunfa was born in Lagos on May 19th, 1973.  Adekusibe is an indigene of Imala in Ogun State. He attended the Abina Primary School, Abina, Surulere, Lagos (First School Leaving Certificate) 1980-1985 and the Ansar Ud – Deen Secondary School, Surulere, Lagos (WAEC/GCE “O Level”) 1985 – 1991.  He subsequently graduated with a degree […]

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48" X 48" Canvas size
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This painting is distinct and unique as Adekusibe focuses on a mother and child with foodstuff for sale in front of them and surrounded by people in a marketplace. Even with a seemly boisterous atmosphere akin to spaces like the markets, the pair takes an isolated position of solitude and despair. This is suggestive of their position in the society as the leadership often neglects the poor and the needy, leaving them at the mercy of what the “day brings or offers” as they struggle to fend for themselves.  The monochrome shade gives a timeless tonal impression and a dramatic atmosphere.