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


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.



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.



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


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.



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.


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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