Sharon Obuobi

OLUSEYE

Born in London, England, 1986
Lives and works in Toronto, Canada

Oluseye is fascinated by the interplay of seemingly dichotomous ideas – Christianity and indigenous African beliefs; vulnerability and strength; spirituality and sexuality; socio-politics and pop-culture, and how these ideas collide and reconcile to shape perception and identity. Working across media, he creates paintings, photography, performances and installations that explore notions of identity, value, representation and existentialism with regards to Black masculinity.

“NOW you see me” series

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Untitled (Post No bail) (2018)
Acrylic, charcoal, pastel and scavenged
billboard on canvas; found wood.
62 × 92 inches

Currently Available

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St. Attica (2018)
Acrylic, charcoal, pastel, Xerox print
and scavenged billboard on canvas.
51 × 76 inches

Currently Available

 
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No. 46664 (2018)
Acrylic, graphite, pastel, tape, metal chain,
rubber, string and scavenged billboard on canvas.
48 × 54 inches

Under offer

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Untitled (Orange scrub) (2017)
Acrylic, charcoal, pastel, scavenged billboard,
plastic mesh and black aluminum wrap on canvas.
62 × 72 inches

Currently available

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Hi Life (2018)
Acrylic, pastel, yarn, scavenged billboard,
vintage basketball rim and canvas.
60 × 92 inches

Currently available

 
 

“Portraits” series

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A Pastel Revelation
Acrylic, Charcoal, Gouache, Oil Stick and
Pastel on Wood Panel
14 x 18 inches

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Awesome II
Acrylic, Charcoal, Masking Tape and Pastel, Photo Transfer on Wood Panel
16 x 20 inches

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Study of Moses (2017)
Acrylic, charcoal and pastel on wood.
18 × 24 inches

Currently available

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Sugar Baby (2017)
Acrylic, charcoal, wax pastel and image transfer on wood.
24 × 30 inches

Under offer

 
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Mr. Eddy’s son (2017)
Acrylic, charcoal and pastel and photo transfer on wood.
16 × 20 inches

Currently available

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He should have been born a Gemini (2016)
Acrylic, charcoal and pastel on wood.
18 × 24 inches

Currently available

 
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Even If Hell Was The Only Place
He Could Be Himself

Acrylic, Charcoal, Pastel and Leather
Collage on Wood Panel
16 x 20 inches

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Prototype A
Acrylic, Charcoal, Pastel, Oil Pen and
Gold Leaf on Wood Panel
12 x 16 inches

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Say with your body what you don’t
want your eyes to reveal (2017)
Acrylic, charcoal and pastel and photo transfer on wood
30 × 30 inches

Currently available