Friday, May 22, 2009

A Time To Dance, 24" x 15", Mixed Media on Canvas Board, 2008

I haven't really been posted works inspired by my African origin/influence and as I was going through my works today I discovered 2 I painted last year. This one is dedicated to the "not too privileged children" of Nigeria/Africa who, in spite of the adverse situations they face, always in one way or the other find a reason to dance. Sometimes it's because of a plate of food, sunshine, rain, good water to drink or just being kids like we all love to be!



I have done this in my traditional mixed media method using mainly Acrylic then having hints of biro, coloured pencils and wax crayons

4 comments:

dominique eichi said...

Great movements and joY !

adebanji said...

Thanks Dominique, this is the painting Josh and I are working on in the master strokes video.

Spider G said...

I had to comment on this beautiful piece just because of the dynamic and lovely way you depict the energy of these children. I love the stylized backgroung - I think you should really do more pieces like this. The girls on the far right is my favorite; the way she's positioned in mid-twirl looks very organic, and doesn't feel like a pose at all. The middle child is painted joy, though I wish I can see her right hand better. The last one is the weakest of the lot in my opinion ("weak" being a relative term, of course, since even your "weakest" are some of the best online artwork I've ever seen). The problem is that she seems a little stiff, and out of proportion with the other girls. The background in some whays seems to "bleed over" on to the girls' extremities; if that was intentional, than good, keep it - it really gives the feeling that the girls are enveloped in the background, which adds a lot to the appeal. All in all, again - another masterpiece.

adebanji said...

Thanks once again Spider G, seing everything and leaving nothing. One thing is sure about your anaylsis- it's very straightforward and unbiased!