And You Sabi Do The Dance Well
About the artwork
This piece is one of my favourites from a series I did where scenes are set in the midnight blue and glowing light of London’s QTIBPOC nightlife scene. Through colour and painterly brushwork I employ a range of media; using indigo dye, wax, oil bar, and impasto lashings of paint, I construct a layered, complex image of my community. Luscious blues and rich browns lend a glowing tonality to my paintings’ colours and optical effects that emerge from the ground, my version of Adire, an indigo-dyed textile made in Nigeria.
As part of Russell Tovey’s Pride curation, Absolut Art will donate 20% of the proceeds from this editioned print to akt, a charity supporting LGBTQ+ youth facing or experiencing homelessness in the UK.
About Sola Olulode
Sola Olulode’s dreamy queer visions explore embodiments of British Black Womxn and Non-Binary Folx. Working with various mediums of natural dyeing, batik, wax, ink, pastel, oil bar, and impasto, she develops textural canvases that explore the fluidities of identities. Drawing inspiration from lived experience, friends,...More about Sola Olulode
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Sola Olulode: An Archive of Community