E no concern me XII

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Ayobola Kekere-Ekun

H: 101cm L: 76cm

E no concern me” is a Nigerian vernacular phrase which roughly translates to “It’s none of my concern” or “It’s not my problem”. Like many unequal societies, Nigeria can roughly be divided into a minuscule upper class, a stunted middle class and a bloated working class. This series highlights how the privileged lives of the upper and (to a smaller extent) middle class permits a large degree of detachment from the harsh realities of living and working in contemporary Nigeria. 
A section of the population is cocooned in a false reality where their privilege seemingly keeps the country’s problems at bay. This false reality is symbolized by junk food, a medley of empty calories and pending health problems. The irony of junk
food’s position as a “status symbol” in Nigeria due to its cost is another interesting factor that informs its presence. I use fabrics as a visual representation of an inclination towards “collective thought” symbolic of the use of aso-ebi in Nigerian society. Aso-ebi refers to the practice of selecting a fabric that becomes a “uniform” worn by families and friends alike during celebrations such as weddings, birthdays and funerals. These pieces speak to the privilege of being in a comfortable enough position to act like society’s problems are not “ours” and do not directly affect us.

Title E no concern me XII
Year 2019
Artist Ayobola Kekere-Ekun
Dimensions (cm) 101 x 76
Country Nigeria
Technique Mixed Media (Paper and acrylic on canvas)
Type Unique artwork
Framing On canvas, wood framing on demand

+ delivery

Delivery fees are included in the price. The artwork will be delivered directly to your place in around 3 weeks, ready to expose. You will receive a call to arrange a 30min slot for the delivery.

+ guarrantee

We guarrantee the quality, unicity and authenticity of this artwork. It will be delivered to you with a certificate from the artist and a picture of the artwork with the artist.

+ payment

You can pay by credit card or wire transfer, both are perfectly secured and received on a French bank account.

+ return

You have the possibility to return the artwork for free during 14 days if it doesn't fit in your living room! Only the transport fees will be charged.

Ask for price*
(*) the price is hidden by choice of the artist, it doesn't mean it is more expensive :)

Ayobola Kekere-Ekun

H: 101cm L: 76cm

E no concern me” is a Nigerian vernacular phrase which roughly translates to “It’s none of my concern” or “It’s not my problem”. Like many unequal societies, Nigeria can roughly be divided into a minuscule upper class, a stunted middle class and a bloated working class. This series highlights how the privileged lives of the upper and (to a smaller extent) middle class permits a large degree of detachment from the harsh realities of living and working in contemporary Nigeria. 
A section of the population is cocooned in a false reality where their privilege seemingly keeps the country’s problems at bay. This false reality is symbolized by junk food, a medley of empty calories and pending health problems. The irony of junk
food’s position as a “status symbol” in Nigeria due to its cost is another interesting factor that informs its presence. I use fabrics as a visual representation of an inclination towards “collective thought” symbolic of the use of aso-ebi in Nigerian society. Aso-ebi refers to the practice of selecting a fabric that becomes a “uniform” worn by families and friends alike during celebrations such as weddings, birthdays and funerals. These pieces speak to the privilege of being in a comfortable enough position to act like society’s problems are not “ours” and do not directly affect us.

Title E no concern me XII
Year 2019
Artist Ayobola Kekere-Ekun
Dimensions (cm) 101 x 76
Country Nigeria
Technique Mixed Media (Paper and acrylic on canvas)
Type Unique artwork
Framing On canvas, wood framing on demand

+ delivery

Delivery fees are included in the price. The artwork will be delivered directly to your place in around 3 weeks, ready to expose. You will receive a call to arrange a 30min slot for the delivery.

+ guarrantee

We guarrantee the quality, unicity and authenticity of this artwork. It will be delivered to you with a certificate from the artist and a picture of the artwork with the artist.

+ payment

You can pay by credit card or wire transfer, both are perfectly secured and received on a French bank account.

+ return

You have the possibility to return the artwork for free during 14 days if it doesn't fit in your living room! Only the transport fees will be charged.