“Yard of Hope I”

Name of the Artist : Tosin Kalejaye
Name of the Artwork : Yard of Hope I
Size : 50 x 60
Medium : Mixed media, oil, and charcoal on canvas

Tosin Kalejaye
Tosin Kalejaye is a self-taught contemporary visual artist from Abuja, Nigeria. From
his early childhood, Tosin had a keen interest in drawing portraits. Needless to say,
this is where his artistic profession stemmed from.
Tosin uses his art as an instrument to convey his ideas and impressions about
modern society and the everyday Black experience. His art genre, widely ingrained in
storytelling, representation, identity and historical documentation, is intended to
incite emotion in his viewers as the required catalyst. It initiates mere social
conversations, to ultra-practical actions and liberates one’s consciousness.
His works, which were displayed in a range of exhibitions globally, including a group
exhibition titled ‘SELF ADDRESSED’, in Jeffrey Deitch Gallery, curated by Kehinde Wiley
in Los Angeles, United States, are largely executed in mixed media – oil and charcoal
on canvas.