The second edition of the Young Contemporaries is just around the corner.

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Working in diverse mediums with varying degrees of skills and techniques, themes in this year’s works include; feminism, cultural and self-identity, racial boundaries, and the duality of human nature.

The resulting exhibition is an indication of a younger generation contributing their artistic voice to societal issues.

The opening of the exhibition will be held on Sunday at the Rele Gallery, Onikan, Lagos.

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Rewa, 29, a self-taught artist, commits to paper all the things it means to be an urban nomad disconnected from your starting destination but not quite at home in a new location.

Her ‘Travellers’ series is a triptych representation of moving through societal, racial and cultural boundaries.

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Ezekiel, 24, a painter; has chosen the use of colours in adaptation of the Fauvism and naturalism movement; he will be exploring how man is shaped and influenced by his environment

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Marcellina, 27, is a mixed media artist, a mother to a woman-in- progress. She urges you to look at her works and contribute to the conversation on how to make the world a better place for generations of women to come.

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Oladimeji, 26, is the only photographer in the group. He will be using his lens as a map to navigate the duality of human nature and the hard questions surrounding the creation story.

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Sejiro, 26, the most conceptual and experimental of the group. His series “Physiognomical Distinction” will question the act of predicting or judging a person’s character and personality by mare looking at the outward appearance.

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