TOPIAis a solo show by London based Artist Adebayo Bolaji.
His work is led by his earnest curiosity, constantly challenging his ideas before turning his questions towards the viewer. Themes such as the birth of social media, the selfie, Brexit, gender debates, climate change and celebrity presidents, help drive this eye-catching solo show, which consists of new works that invite the viewer to consider the many different world that exist in today’s contemporary society and how the need for reinvention has created hope but also unease.
In addition to Bolaji’s signature colour-driven paintings, the exhibition will premier his new film POEM 4, which centers on a young Instagram model navigating her way through social media concepts of reality, whilst questioning our ideas of control and identity. This immersive exhibition will transform the gallery space into a secret cinema of reality where figurative painting expresses classical storytelling motifs fused with ideas from West African folklore and western theatre - all parts of Bolaji’s own past.
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