Rom Isichei examines the perception of the word ‘future’ in the context of now in his new works.
'Someday is today' A selection of Nigerian artist, Rom Isichei latest works showing from 26th September – 16th October 2015.
Rom Isichei examines the perception of the word ‘future’ in the context of now. The future refers to planning or pre-empting what is to come and taking present actions.
The large collages are allegorical statements, loosely united around social issues, as well as relations between state, society and citizen, compelling consciousness of a forlorn hope, generational shifts, and the idea of the skin and the body being sites where history is reposed, and fantasies play out.
The title of Rom’s artist statement on this exhibition “Have an Affair. Life is Too Short”, points to his perceived social malaise and decadence in cultural values. This slogan was borrowed from an online dating site that encourages extramarital relationships.
Venue: National Museum, beside City Mall, Onikan, Lagos
Date: 26 September, 2015.