20 December 2012

Toyin Oduntola | Art Basel Miami 2012 Series [5]

This year's Art Basel Miami was its eleventh edition and its representation of African American, Carribean Diaspora, and African Diaspora artists is described as the best in Basel's history. In this post series, I present some black artists featured at Art Basel Miami 2012.

Toyin Odutola was born in Ife, Nigeria and raised in Alabama, USA. She describes her methodlogy as, "Black Portrait: Where some may see flat, static narratives, I see a spectrum of tonal gradations and realities. What I am creating is literally black portraiture with ballpoint pen ink. I'm looking for that in-between state where the overarching definition is lost..."

Dotun (Don't Fret.), Pen ink and acrylic ink on board, 2011

All these garlands prove nothing, Pen ink and marker on paper, 2012

Toyin Oduntola is also exhibiting her work in The Progress of Love, at The Menil Collection (December 1, 2012 - March 17, 2013). She was also listed as one of Forbes' Top 30 under 30. Read more about Toyin Oduntola here.

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