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The body of work is about black masculinities focusing on lived experiences both my own and of my peers. The themes of both the paintings are isolation, coming of age, memory and existence. These are themes that are explored in both the photographic works and the paintings.
The work is influenced by the works of Toyin Odutoala, Tyler Mitchel and the writings of Kopano Ratele and Frank B Wilderson. The works focus on the intimacy of being which form part of our identities whilst navigating the burden of association which has been implied onto the existence.