Eniwaye Oluwaseyi at Zeitz MOCAA

Eniwaye Oluwaseyi is featured in the group exhibition When We See Us: A Century of Black Figuration in Painting at Zeitz MOCAA. The exhibition comprises a collection of artworks created by Black artists from all over the world over the last century.

The exhibition seeks to explore and celebrate Black self-representation, global Black subjectivities and Black consciousness from pan-African and pan-diasporic perspectives. The artworks featured in the exhibition, many of which have never been displayed together before, are accompanied by a publication and a series of discussions with leading Black thinkers, writers, and poets who are active today. Read more via the link below.

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When We See Us: A Century of Black Figuration in Painting
20 November, 2022 – 3 September, 2023
Zeitz MOCAA, Cape Town

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ABOUT Eniwaye Oluwaseyi

Eniwaye Oluwaseyi is a self-taught Nigerian artist from Kogi state. He holds a Bachelors in Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering from the University of Ilorin. His practice is primarily centered around portraiture and impressionistic realism, working with various media to portray individual narratives, as he believes everyone has a unique story to tell.

Oluwaseyi sees himself as a critic and an observer. His paintings are influenced by societal and political injustice, racial conflict and pressures of modern life. Working in oil, charcoal and acrylic on canvas, he uses bold and vivid colors representing human figures with visible and striking brush strokes to give his paintings a strong physical presence. “I try to combine unusual mediums to show I go beyond the borders of religion, race and tradition”, he says.

Eniwaye Oluwaseyi navigates through the intricate struggles that form the backbone of individual tales of existence, working with various media to tell the stories of individuals in society. His art works are impregnated with the struggles and experiences of individuals, evoking strong feelings of hope and redemption in the minds of viewers who connect with his pieces.