July 21 - December 14, 2019
“The paintings in this exhibition are a social, cultural and political statement for Idowu Oluwaseun. In Yoruba, “Irinisi” means how a person portrays themselves to the world. The portraits in this exhibition reflect a motif that Oluwaseun calls “The Faceless Minority”. His images intimately discuss the blurred line between conceptual and figurative compositions and how artistic style can be used as communication. The subjects in his works are non-identifiable according to their facial features however the skin color of the subjects are constant. Shrouded faces replace facial recognition. Beautiful patterns like lace, ankara and camouflage allow the subjects to openly communicate the artist’s intention. HMAAC welcome our viewers to gaze deeply into Idowu Oluwaseun’s work and ponder the world of tomorrow.”
Reception: October 5, 2019 | 2–5 pm
4807 Caroline St.
(713) 353-1578Get directions