Meet the Artist - Olumide Onadipe

December 2, 2020
Olumide Onadipe a multi-disciplinary artist based in Lagos, Nigeria, whose sculptural tapestries created out of hundreds of coiled, twisted, and beaded up-cycled plastic bags and mini-juice packs, tightly strung together into tactile works of color and texture, are draped against walls and surfaces to reflect undulating global migration patterns. The works explore the packed and clustered mental and physical states of those who migrate, the stress and pressures felt by those arriving, and those receiving the migrants.