Check out this great video of "Grace" by Ibiyinka Olufemi Alao after installation for "Large Works" Exhibit in New York this Spring.
The show, which is curated from an open call, celebrates artworks made on a grand scale.
Venue: Roxbury Arts Group
March 7 - April 11, 2020
ART IS LIFE! TRY TO BE AMAZED SOMETIMES
... is an artist, ambassador, filmmaker, architect and author who won the first place of a United Nations International Art Competition amongst 61 countries. His paintings are primarily about redemption, peace and love.
"We associate a fall with failure, but I tell you, most things that have ever fallen, became great. Look at the rain! See how it brings life to earth, not by force, but just by falling. We fall in love. Seeds fall to the ground, die and rise again to become powerful trees. Saints fell on their knees to pray, and were lifted up by Grace. So don't be afraid of falling, because at your lowest is where you find greatness!" - Ibiyinka
I am an artist. As a little boy, I enjoyed catching fireflies and looking up at stars. They fascinated me. Whenever I look up to the sky, I made pictures out of stars by connecting the dots in my mind.
I use many different mediums, such as water color, acrylics, oils and tempera. I believe that working in a single medium is restrictive to my artistic process. Each idea manifests in its own individual style.
E. Bamisaiye Alao, my father, had the sort of majestic presence ascribed to a king. But when he smiled, it was as if a sunrise had blazed through the cracks of his gaped tooth, making his face magnificent. He enjoyed just being himself. Dad is my only hero and he inspired me to be the artist I am.
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