Emilie Zola ‘s quote , “If you ask me what I came to do in this world, I, an artist, will answer you: I am here to live out loud” – is what you will first see on Marcellina Akpojotor Oseghale’s instagram page.
Every photo of her artwork you will then see after shows that she is truly one artist living out loud throught her unique creativity. Her artoworks done with pieces of Ankara materials are particularly striking – they are simple, relatable and sometimes with a powerful message behind them.
Below are some of her works
. Celebrating the yellow of Lagos and protesting the proposed ban on the yellow Danfos that ply the mainland routes. I hope the state government and the people arrive at a mid point such that the transport system is upgraded while still maintaining the colours. . Yellow Lagos I Mixed media 2017 . Showing in "it's not furniture", a group exhibition of other amazing artists and works at Omenka Gallery. The exhibition runs till the 9th of June, 2017. Curated by @wynokpapi Organized by @thetemplecompany . . #art #lagos #yellowoflagos #lagosat50 #lagoslife #itsnotfurniture #megacities #yellowdanfo #celebratinglagos #livinginlagos #contemporaryart #contemporaryartist
~ In celebrating the International Women's Month… ~ Omotejokhuo (Pearl Series) Mixed media, 2 x 2ft, 2016. ~ 'Omotejokhwo is an Urhobo name given to a girl child by her parents after several hopes of giving birth to a baby boy have been dashed. It means "a girl is also a human being". Oftentimes parents realize the truth too late' ~ Showing as part of the Standing Out II exhibition organized by @smocontemporaryart at Wheatbaker. ~ #StandingOutII #MarcellinaAkpojotor #Womanhood #TheArtofNigerianWomen #BenBosahBooks #womanpower #GirlPower #SMOContemporaryArt
~ In celebrating the International Women's Month… ~ Omoyeme (Pearl Series), mixed media, 2 x 2 ft, 2017 ~ Omoyeme is an Edo name given to a girl child meaning "I desire a child". It positions the woman as a nurturer. The nurturing abilities of a woman are evident in the family and society at large. ~ Showing as part of the Standing Out II exhibition organized by SMO Contemporary Art at Wheatbaker, Ikotun, Lagos. ~ #StandingOutII #TheArtofNigerianWomen #MarcellinaAkpojotor #BenBosahBooks #SMOContemporaryArt