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Dare Adenuga Makes Art With Threads, Ropes, Fabrics, Newsprints and Acrylic

Visual artist Dare Adenuga bares his soul through his art. His work varies from painting to sculpture and mixed media with no limitations to experimenting with elements. 

Dare began creating art since he was a child. His artistically inclined father helped nurture his craft until he moved to Yaba College of Technology, where he studied Fine Art. While in school, he took part in several student exhibitions like Beautiful Nigeria at the National Museum Onikan and Olokun Art festival in Badagry before graduating as a painter in 2011.

Since then, Dare has participated in several exhibitions like ‘The Root,’ ‘Prince Charles Royal Visit,’ ‘It’s not furniture,’ and was also a finalist at the 2017 ARTXLagos/ARTXPrize.

Now, he makes art with just threads, ropes, fabrics, newsprints, and acrylic in his studio.

As a storyteller, it’s no surprise that Dare bases the theme of his art on real-life situations, and as he creates, he does not hesitate to share the story behind each piece.

To see more of Dare Adenuga’s brilliant creations, follow the artist on Instagram and Facebook to commission a piece of your own.

Visual Artist Dare Adenuga makes art with threads, ropes, fabrics, newsprints, and acrylic.

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Designer Hanan creates notebook covers from a place of dreams and prayers

Hanan of Hanan Artistry started from writing dreams, ideas, suggestions, and prayers to designing notebook covers, sketchpads, bookmarks, and keyholders. Each design is crafted with love by Bamidele Ayomide or, as her audience likes to call her: Hanan of Hanan Artistry, mostly in her department studio or dorm room in the University of Lagos, where she studies Architecture.

Hanan began creating notebook covers in September 2020. “I appreciate paintings, but I could not help but wonder if I could take those paintings off the wall and transfer the design to an item I can acknowledge every day,” Hanan tells Creatives Around Us.

“I want to create functional artworks that have a purpose,” continues Hanan. “I started with notebooks to make my audience understand the value of writing things down, it really goes a long way. I want to let people know it starts with a book filled with dreams.”

The talented bookmarks designer says she gets her craziest ideas after she’s prayed. “My inspiration comes from God.” She says while explaining the reason behind her name. “Hanan means ‘Gracious gift’ in Hebrew.”

Check out Hanan’s designs below and cop your pieces from her collection on Instagram. You can also follow her on Facebook and Twitter.

Hanan of Hanan Artistry designs notebook covers, bookmarks, keyholders, and sketchpads to show people that it starts from a place of dreams.

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Segun Akano Makes Art from Screws

Nigerian artist Segun Akano is among artists who makes art from unusual materials. He focuses his art on relief sculptures and models with light and optical illusion. Using a small cog capable of maintaining monumental and durable structures, the artist shapes people in bas-relief using screws, constructing visual nuances to reveal light and shadow.

Segun’s works revolve around the female form, womanhood, African culture and legendary stories. He started creating art after graduating with his first degree in Analytical Chemistry from the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology in 2008.

Segun Akano’s strength is displayed not only in the skill of his gesture in screwing in the materials he uses but also in the care given to the nuances that he constructs by the different heights of these same tools. These shades allow for the shaping of the folds of the fabrics, which he somehow manages to sculpt just like the intricacies of human anatomy.

Segun Akano held his recent solo exhibition at CAL Bank Head Office, 23 Independence Avenue, Ridge, Accra, Ghana, organized by Kalizma Art.

For more information on how you can commission a piece of this artist’s beautiful works for yourself, follow him on Instagram and Facebook.

Nigerian Artist Segun Akano makes art with screws