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Damilola Onosowbo Marcus
Untitled Oil on canvas 96 x 61cm 2021

Damilola Onosowbo Marcus’s work reveals questions bordering on perceptions of reality and lived experiences. Her work is inspired by reality and lived experience, but in the way, reality inspires the work of an old analog camera.

Damilola’s subtle use of tropes, composition, colours, light, and subject pulls together her artistic configurations and reconceptualizes them within a modern cultural setting. She looks to capture an obvious candidness in her subjects while still allowing much room for translation and interpretation from the viewers.

Inspired by great artists such as Njideka Akunyili Crosby and Anders Zorn, she doesn’t view realism as an opportunity to imitate reality; hence she is unafraid of careless brush strokes or any potential raw unfinishedness to her work. Her paintings are a deliberate rebellion from the structures and calculations from her background in design and see her oeuvre as ultimately a way to relax, observe and be present in the present.

Marcus received a BA in Architecture from the University of Lagos and has an MSc in Environmental Design. She is the Managing Partner and Executive Art Director at Dá Design Studio. Works from her design studio have been exhibited at Venice Design in 2019 and featured in publications worldwide.

She is currently a member of the D&AD Impact Council and was a TFAA (The Future Awards Africa) young person of the year honoree.


Untitled
Oil on canvas
96 x 61cm
2021

Untitled
Oil on canvas
96 x 61cm
2021

Untitled
Oil on canvas
96 x 61cm
2021

Untitled
Oil on canvas
96 x 61cm
2021

Untitled
Oil on canvas
96 x 61cm
2021

Untitled
Oil on canvas
96 x 61cm
2021
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