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Okiki Akinfe

Okikioluwa Akinfe, (b.1999) is a London based artist, her practice centres on creating an alternative to the conventional archive. Encompassing 'The Black lens', a subversive tool (of her own creation), that works towards avoiding stereotypes by demonstrating their absurdity. Authenticity that involves the othere’d experience as refocusing the position of the white Gaze to a Black Gaze.

The figures within her paintings are visible and un-visible, investigating placing/un, -placing ghostly Black figures in landscapes, within their own realities, on their own terms. A space in world building for these figures to exist in a non-social geographical space, paused in their own time agency, resting, in perseverance of time.

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