London, painter

abi ola

abi ola

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For my art practice I specialise in painting, drawing, screen printing, collaging, batik, and textiles. My artwork focuses on shapes and patterns. I get inspiration from old photographs, fabrics that I find in my house, and different exhibitions. For example, oceanic art from the Royal Academy of Arts, African textiles from the British Museum, and William Morris wallpaper designs. When painting the figures in the photographs I realised that I was much more interested in the shapes and patterns that I found in their clothes than the figures themselves. Therefore, I began to focus on the shapes and patterns and create my own pattern designs in my paintings.

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2018

Slade 150th Anniversary Octagon Gallery Exhibition

Ingram Prize Finalists' Exhibition, Unit 1 Gallery

Saatchi London Grads Now

End Of Year Degree Show, The Slade School Of Fine Art

The Ruth Borchard Self-Portrait Prize short-list exhibition - Coventry Cathedral

Kupfer, The Gaze Is A Singular Act, London

The Old Biscuit Factory, London

The Chaplin Centre, ASC Gallery, London

Parallax Art Fair

8496 Collective, International Youths Arts Centre, London

End Of Year Degree Show, Goldsmiths, University Of London

The Genesis Cinema, London

Ephemeral Exhibition, London

Contemporary Water Colour Competition, Bankside Gallery, London