OLUSEYE is a Nigerian-Canadian artist. Central to his practice is the black male form, which he engages as the locus for his intersectional exploration of identity, value, sexuality and existentialism. Aesthetically and conceptually, his work is informed by Yoruba culture – its rituals, sculptures, mythology and the angular facial features of its people. Oluseye is fascinated by the interplay of seemingly dichotomous ideas – Christianity and indigenous religions, vulnerability and strength, spirituality and sexuality, socio-politics and pop-culture – and how black men navigate and reconcile these ideas in a quest for balance, self-actualization and acceptance. Through painting, photography, performance and installation, he interrogates the ways in which the media, popular culture, traditional knowledges, myths and the notion of identity shape perceptions of Black masculinity.

OLUSEYE is a Nigerian-Canadian artist. Central to his practice is the black male form, which he engages as the locus for his intersectional exploration of identity, value, sexuality and existentialism. Aesthetically and conceptually, his work is informed by Yoruba culture – its rituals, sculptures, mythology and the angular facial features of its people. Oluseye is fascinated by the interplay of seemingly dichotomous ideas – Christianity and indigenous religions, vulnerability and strength, spirituality and sexuality, socio-politics and pop-culture – and how black men navigate and reconcile these ideas in a quest for balance, self-actualization and acceptance. Through painting, photography, performance and installation, he interrogates the ways in which the media, popular culture, traditional knowledges, myths and the notion of identity shape perceptions of Black masculinity.