Ojo Agi is a Nigerian self taught visual artist born and raised in Canada whose art I find rather captivating. Her pieces and illustrations, consisting mainly of portraits of women, portray a diverse range of beauty, personality, and emotions. With each work telling a story, Ojo Agi’s art is proof that so much of a person’s story can be told simply with the face.
Each illustration tells a personal story for me, and collectively they demonstrate the sensitive side of people of colour that’s not often acknowledged by mainstream society. We are subject to numerous negative stereotypes, that limit our full range of desires, prospects, and emotions, leading to damaging effects on our social interactions and mental health.
The self taught artist challenges herself with new techniques while also experimenting with different mediums and drawing inspiration from things we can all relate with.
I can’t pick a favorite. She does have an interesting body of work…