When talent meets passion, it is a sensation of uttermost beauty! That is exactly what we think of our creative of the week; the amazing, multi-talented Ayanfe!
Meet the pioneer of #jagaism (coined from Jaga Jaga) who is also a conceptual and fashion photographer @un.earthical
SHTV: HELLO, PLEASE INTRODUCE YOURSELF!
My name is Olarinde Olayemi Ayanfeoluwa.
I’m a visual artist and I studied Microbiology in the University of Lagos which is quite the irony, considering my art.
SHTV: HOW DID YOU GET STARTED IN SCRIBBLE ART?
AYANFE: I’ve been drawing for as long as I’ve known myself but, I started professionally in 2015. Along the line of creative expression, I found my love for scribbled lines.
Initially, I started working with scribbled lines as a result of frustration and pressure
In the process of finding my truth and accepting imperfections, I found more meaning to my crooked lines -literally and figuratively.
I love the idea of building/creating crooked lines into something meaningful.
This was inspired from the basis of the truth and the core of our existence, that we’re all beautiful imperfections despite our flaws.
Creating Harmony from disharmony and Sense from nonsense.
SHTV: WHAT ARE YOUR CURRENT PROJECTS/PLANS?
AYANFE: I have some unreleased projects which are currently in the works. I intend to unveil them this quarter.
‘The Dem Bobo’ series and the ‘Up Nepa’, a group art exhibition and a solo photo exhibition would all be coming to light this year.
In photography, I have collaborated with some fashion brands like, FiaFactory, Lady Bellionaire, Bearded Genius, More of Mors.
I also recently participated in the Live-in Desires photo exhibition currently showing at freedom park.
SHTV: TELL US SOMETHING(S) WE DON’T KNOW ABOUT AYANFE, THE ARTIST
Well, I can’t hiss or eye. LOL, yes it’s weird.
Also, I love to dance. In fact, I used to dance professionally before I began to take my art seriously.
I’m a horrible singer.
It was incredible to get insight to the creative mind behind Art of Lulu.