Joseph Obanubi

Joseph Obanubi is a Lagos-based multimedia (visual) artist. With a background in advertising and graphic design, his work explores identity, fantasy and a mix of reality and delusion, confined within the context of globalization. He considers his work to be a visual bricolage - a (re)constructing of different subjects taken from their original context into a new one with their preconceived meanings replaced with a new line of thought. His approach is mostly surreal and Afro-futuristic, providing an alternative way of seeing regular things. His goal is to give new insight into the way things are seen, especially the ones in unusual places that lie around us. He has been featured in many exhibitions including the Native Visual Creative Lab and the 2018 edition of Lagos Photo Festival. He recently won the British Council Big Pitch Arts Showcase.