1 Shelter by Wura-Natasha Ogunji, 61 x 61 cm, Thread, ink, graphite on trace paper, 2017

1 Shelter by Wura-Natasha Ogunji, 61 x 61 cm, Thread, ink, graphite on trace paper, 2017

6 Catch Your Breath by Wura-Natasha Ogunji, 61 x 61 cm, Thread, ink, graphite on trace paper, 2016

6 Catch Your Breath by Wura-Natasha Ogunji, 61 x 61 cm, Thread, ink, graphite on trace paper, 2016

4 You must learn to walk on water by Wura-Natasha Ogunji, 61 x 61 cm, Thread, ink, graphite on trace paper, 2017

4 You must learn to walk on water by Wura-Natasha Ogunji, 61 x 61 cm, Thread, ink, graphite on trace paper, 2017

3 Feel the Sun by Wura-Natasha Ogunji, 61 x 61 cm, Thread, ink, graphite on trace paper, 2016

3 Feel the Sun by Wura-Natasha Ogunji, 61 x 61 cm, Thread, ink, graphite on trace paper, 2016

5 Levitate by Wura-Natasha Ogunji, 61 x 61 cm, Thread, ink, graphite on trace paper, 2017

5 Levitate by Wura-Natasha Ogunji, 61 x 61 cm, Thread, ink, graphite on trace paper, 2017

7 Love More by Wura-Natasha Ogunji, 61 x 61 cm, Thread, ink, graphite on trace paper, 2016

7 Love More by Wura-Natasha Ogunji, 61 x 61 cm, Thread, ink, graphite on trace paper, 2016

8 Ife and Orchids by Wura-Natasha Ogunji, 61 x 61 cm, Thread, ink, graphite on trace paper, 2016

8 Ife and Orchids by Wura-Natasha Ogunji, 61 x 61 cm, Thread, ink, graphite on trace paper, 2016

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10 Field Theory, White by Wura-Natasha Ogunji, 2016, Graphite, colored pencil on trace paper, 30.5 x 30.5 cm

10 Field Theory, White by Wura-Natasha Ogunji, 2016, Graphite, colored pencil on trace paper, 30.5 x 30.5 cm

11 Field Theory, Red by Wura-Natasha Ogunji, 2016, Graphite, colored pencil on trace paper, 30.5 x 30.5 cm

11 Field Theory, Red by Wura-Natasha Ogunji, 2016, Graphite, colored pencil on trace paper, 30.5 x 30.5 cm

Untitled by Raoul Olawale Da Silva, 90cm x 127cm, Mixed Media paper, 2001

Untitled by Raoul Olawale Da Silva, 90cm x 127cm, Mixed Media paper, 2001

49,5 cm x 74,5cm No title Oil on Paper 2006

49,5 cm x 74,5cm No title Oil on Paper 2006

Untitled by Raoul Olawale da Silva, Oil on Paper, 49.5cm x 74.5cm, 2006

Untitled by Raoul Olawale da Silva, Oil on Paper, 49.5cm x 74.5cm, 2006

Untitled by Raoul Olawale da Silva, Oil on Paper, 49.5cm x 745cm,2006

Untitled by Raoul Olawale da Silva, Oil on Paper, 49.5cm x 745cm,2006

90cm x 127cm Untitled Mixed Media Paper 2002

90cm x 127cm Untitled Mixed Media Paper 2002

90cm x 127cm Untitled Mixed Media, 2002 Paper

90cm x 127cm Untitled Mixed Media, 2002 Paper

90cm x 127cm Untitled mixed media, Paper 2002

90cm x 127cm Untitled mixed media, Paper 2002

90 cm x 127cm, Untitled Mixed Media, Paper 2002

90 cm x 127cm, Untitled Mixed Media, Paper 2002

Untitled 64,5cm x 96 cm OIl, paper 2007

Untitled 64,5cm x 96 cm OIl, paper 2007

Size According to Framing, Untitled Oil on Canvas 2014

Size According to Framing, Untitled Oil on Canvas 2014

Size According to Framing Untitled Oil on Canvas, 2014

Size According to Framing Untitled Oil on Canvas, 2014

Untitled by Raoul Olawale da Silva, Oil Canvas, 173 x 183 cm, 2014

Untitled by Raoul Olawale da Silva, Oil Canvas, 173 x 183 cm, 2014

Untitled by Raoul Olawale da Silva, Oil on Canvas, 167.5 x 197 cm, 2014

Untitled by Raoul Olawale da Silva, Oil on Canvas, 167.5 x 197 cm, 2014

Untitled by Raoul Olawale da Silva, Oil on Canvas, 183 x 183 cm, 2014

Untitled by Raoul Olawale da Silva, Oil on Canvas, 183 x 183 cm, 2014

Untitled by Raoul Olawale Da Silva, 191,5cm x 190,5cm, Mixed Media Canvas 2014

Untitled by Raoul Olawale Da Silva, 191,5cm x 190,5cm, Mixed Media Canvas 2014

Untitled 79cm x 19cm Mixed Media skateboard 2003

Untitled 79cm x 19cm Mixed Media skateboard 2003

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  • Expansion of Time
  • Raoul Olawale da Silva Wura-Natasha Ogunji

  • February 27 - April 28, 2017

  • Temple Muse


  • Expansion of Time is a phrase which encapsulates the very essence of both artists' work. They project their creative voices by exploring different aspects of time, memory, and experience in works, which draw on a diverse and rich ethnic lineage. Their work comes from the boundless and often chaotic energy that keeps expanding against the push of modernity vis-à-vis the pull of developing world inequities.

     

    It tells their story, from the outside looking in: two creative souls exploring, seeking, sometimes even battling, to come to terms with cultural anomalies and political incongruity – always attempting to rise above the clutter, constant hum, noise, and over-saturated “Eko-for-Show”. They invite us into a timeless space which expands beyond location and borders (both physical and psychological) in which they are able to transcend and improvise, “Levitate”, “Walk on water”, and “Feel the sun”.

     

    Both artists' works appear to invite us on a journey through time as we draw connections between past and present, consciousness and dream like levitation. We are beckoned by Wura's colorful projections and teased through Raoul's exploration, his impulsive and improvisational strokes with paint and coffee, and sand, expressing reflexive discernment.