Graffiti art took centre stage as A2Creative and Osa7 hosted the 7th Element, an art exhibition featuring works by foremost Graffiti artist, Osa Okunkpolor
Spotted at the event include Portfolio Marketing Manager, Guinness, Ms. Liz Ashdown, Ycee, Dj Spinall, Deyemi Okanlawon, Falana amongst others. On display were portraits of Bob Marley, Nelson Mandela, Kanye West, The map of Africa created with Guinness cans, The Lekki Link Bridge, a painted KIA Vehicle, his next art project to promote recycling. Their was also a live painting of the Afro beat legend Fela Anikulapo kuti that took him 14 minutes to complete.
The event featured other art forms including installations, music, contortion performances and projection mapping. Violinist, Godwin Strings entertained guests with sweet sounds from his violin.
Speaking on Graffiti as a form of art, Adaora Mbelu-Dania Head Of Innovation at A2 Creative said:
“Graffiti has evolved over the years from just tagging your name on walls in one color, to experimenting with different colors, huge pieces, always been a beautiful and creative way to express feelings from the beginning of time”
She stated that although art in Nigeria has been viewed as elitist, the A2 creative group is working towards changing that perspective by creating a platform for Nigerian Graffiti and urban artists to share their heart, and showcase their work in it’s most interactive form.
Osa Okunkpolor, popularly known as Osa 7, is an urban GFX and Graffiti Artiste with a passion for telling stories using contemporary art.
He uses stencils, spray paint, epoxy, varnish, paper and boards as his chosen medium.
This is his first public exhibition and his works will not be limited to canvas or walls, he will also create artwork from shoes, drink cans, tires, kegs.
See pulse gallery below!
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