I think it was last year I saved a bunch of minimalist line drawings off Twitter that someone had retweeted unto my Timeline. I was so intrigued with the drawings that for weeks I was searching for the artist online to no avail. I wanted the print of those drawings hanging on my wall but didn’t want to do that without the consent of the artist, so I made do with admiring the drawings on the phone where they were rotated as screensavers and wallpapers.
A few weeks ago, thanks to the Explore feature on Instagram, I found the work again! And discovered the artist. Nigerian-born, London-based multidisciplinary artist, Butler, is my new obsession.
Butler is a multidisciplinary artist whose practice focuses on the intentional removal of informational excess through a subtle, minimalistic approach. His work fixates on the significance of clarity in content while upholding an uncompromising attitude towards achieving figurativism in a minimalistic art form. Butler grasps at the purity of objects in their rawest form, depicting just how possible it is to dissect the physical personality, without eliminating the elementary aspects of allure that many contemporary individuals relate to.
I’ve spent a considerable amount of time stalking the young artist on Social Media and his Instagram is a visual feast for my minimalistic palate.