African’t (Africans can’t say no to exploitation)

  • Medium: Oil on canvas
  • Dimensions: 56″ x 44″ x 1″
  • Price: $9000.00
  • Year Completed: 2016
  • Primary Discipline: Painting
  • Art in Public Places: No
  • Description: The Painting depicts paradoxical poverty and the riches of Africa. It is about exploitation of Africans by other nations through some fantastically corrupt African leaders. Rats as imagery of these nations is not intended to offend but it is an Indictment of some corrupt African leaders.

AJ: Omo Oduduwa The World Champion

  • Medium: Oil on canvas
  • Dimensions: 30″ x 48″ x 1″
  • Price: $3750.00
  • Year Completed: 2017
  • Primary Discipline: Painting
  • Art in Public Places: No
  • Description: This painting is another work in his Roses and Thorns series. AJ is a perfect subject for this painting because of his troubled past. He has been to prison and wore an electronic tag on his ankle. The formidable opponent he has to defeat first to be the champion was himself.

GELE (Africans’ Head Wrap): Vintage and Modern

  • Medium: Oil on canvas
  • Dimensions: 36″ x 48″ x 1″
  • Price: $4500.00
  • Year Completed: 2019
  • Primary Discipline: Painting
  • Art in Public Places: No
  • Description: Gele is the headpiece usually worn by women across Africa for day-to-day activities and on special occasions. I am using “GELE – Vintage and Modern” as a metaphorical image to spotlight changes in African culture in this modern day. The art of tying Gele is disappearing like other traditional practices.

Hunger in the Land of Plenty

  • Medium: Oil on canvas
  • Dimensions: 24″ x 36″ x 2″
  • Price: $1500.00
  • Year Completed: 2015
  • Primary Discipline: Painting
  • Art in Public Places: No

Soyinka: An African Literary Icon

  • Medium: Oil on canvas
  • Dimensions: 36″ x 24″ x 1″
  • Price: $2500.00
  • Year Completed: 2016
  • Primary Discipline: Painting
  • Art in Public Places: No
  • Description: O Yemi chose to use Wole Soyinka’s literary achievement for this painting. O. Yemi visualized Professor Wole Soyinka’s iconic grey Afro-hair as an opened book from which diverse letters and words flow out. He arranged the letters into the titles of some of Soyinka’s books.