One of Africa’s leading Fashion designer Maki Osakwe turns to art photography as an alternate form of expression while also staying true to the Maki Oh tradition of storytelling. The designer presents her first solo exhibition which features over 20 mixed media photography works that are densely textured, layered and complex. The event took place at the Miliki Gallery.
This Side Up was sponsored by Veuve Clicquot Champagne, organized by A White Space Creative Agency, and Nkechi Bakare, chief curator, working in close collaboration with the artist. Guests at the event included Antonia Soares, Dr Sid, Chief Osakwe, Orire Omatsola, Olumide Olagbegi, Temi Dollface, Tokini Peterside and a host of others.
This Side Up delves into how truths about the feminine has been transformed, altered and hidden throughout time, in her works Osakwe challenges perceptions by reforming the feminine image and presenting her in her original state of being instead of the self that has been altered.
Osakwe’s process serves as a form of storytelling as it explores dipping, folding and painting over as methods through which the truths about the feminine have been concealed.
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