SEJIRO AVOSEH


SEJIRO AVOSEH WAS BORN IN LAGOS, NIGERIA IN 1990. HE STILL LIVES AND WORKS IN LAGOS. 

Having completed a Diploma in Painting at Lagos State Polytechnic in Lagos, Nigeria in 2013, Sejiro Avoseh has been practicing professionally and exhibiting in Nigeria as well as internationally.

“My work is primarily autobiographical. Painting with collage is an opportune medium to reflect my nomadic process. On my journey, I exploit found materials such as newspaper and magazine cutouts to create images. The selected and collected images are fragments of my experiences, I cut and tear them off from their original use and find new meaning in my visual vocabulary.
The resulting surface contains abstract figures, leaning towards adjectives such as grotesque and dystopic. I develop distorted forms, as they are not inspired by anatomic correctness but rather as poetic renderings. They are fragments of memories, surreal moments of my often-dramatic perceptions.”


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2020
"Young contemporaries", group show, National Museum, Lagos, Nigeria
Dubai Artfair, Dubai, UAE
"Abuse of Innocence", solo show, RELE Gallery, Lagos Nigeria

2019
FNB Art Jobourg Art fair, Johannesburg

2018
"When We Are Not What We Are", solo show, RELE Gallery, Lagos Nigeria

2017
"Young contemporaries", group show, RELE Art Foundation, Lagos, Nigeria
Art X Lagos, West Africa International Artfair, Lagos, Nigeria