Flow 3, asphalt & acrylic, 2016, 36 x 28 inches

Flow 3, asphalt & acrylic, 2016, 36 x 28 inches

Flow 1, asphalt & acrylic, 2016, 36 x 28 inches

Flow 1, asphalt & acrylic, 2016, 36 x 28 inches

Flow 6, asphalt & acrylic, 2016, 36 x 28 inches

Flow 6, asphalt & acrylic, 2016, 36 x 28 inches

Flow 2, asphalt & acrylic, 2016, 36 x 28 inches

Flow 2, asphalt & acrylic, 2016, 36 x 28 inches

Cactus and the Butterfly, asphalt & acrylic, 2016, 46 x 46 inches

Cactus and the Butterfly, asphalt & acrylic, 2016, 46 x 46 inches

Flow 4, asphalt & acrylic, 2016, 36 x 28 inches

Flow 4, asphalt & acrylic, 2016, 36 x 28 inches

Flow 5, asphalt & acrylic, 2016, 36 x 28 inches

Flow 5, asphalt & acrylic, 2016, 36 x 28 inches

Butterfly Dancers, coffee, 2016, 36 x 28 inches

Butterfly Dancers, coffee, 2016, 36 x 28 inches

Flex 2, coffee, 2016, 36 x 28 inches

Flex 2, coffee, 2016, 36 x 28 inches

Higer, coffee on rice paper, 2016, 36 x 28 inches

Higer, coffee on rice paper, 2016, 36 x 28 inches

Last Ballet, coffee on rice paper, 2016, 36 x 28 inches

Last Ballet, coffee on rice paper, 2016, 36 x 28 inches

RUSH! RUSH!, coffee on rice paper, 2016, 36 x 28 inches

RUSH! RUSH!, coffee on rice paper, 2016, 36 x 28 inches

Sitting in Limbo, coffee on rice paper, 2016, 36 x 28 inches

Sitting in Limbo, coffee on rice paper, 2016, 36 x 28 inches

Stand Out, coffee, 2016, 36 x 28 inches

Stand Out, coffee, 2016, 36 x 28 inches

Expectations, acrylic, 2015,34 x 34 inches

Expectations, acrylic, 2015,34 x 34 inches

Beclouded, acrylic, 2015, 34 x 34 inches

Beclouded, acrylic, 2015, 34 x 34 inches

Still I Rise, acrylic, 2015, 2 x 3 ft

Still I Rise, acrylic, 2015, 2 x 3 ft

Charging Horses, acrylic, 2016, 73 x 54 inches

Charging Horses, acrylic, 2016, 73 x 54 inches

Got Your Back, watercolor, 2016, 36 x 26 inches

Got Your Back, watercolor, 2016, 36 x 26 inches

Royalty, watercolor, 2016, 36 x 26 inches

Royalty, watercolor, 2016, 36 x 26 inches

Royal Guardian, watercolor, 2016, 36 x 28

Royal Guardian, watercolor, 2016, 36 x 28

The Flutist, watercolor, 2016, 36 x 28 inches

The Flutist, watercolor, 2016, 36 x 28 inches

Onion Tears, watercolor, 2016, 36 x 28 inches

Onion Tears, watercolor, 2016, 36 x 28 inches

Queen Amina, watercolor, 2016, 36 x 26 inches

Queen Amina, watercolor, 2016, 36 x 26 inches

Drummer Boy, watercolor, 2016, 36 x 28 inches

Drummer Boy, watercolor, 2016, 36 x 28 inches

Horse, burnt rice paper, 2016, 36 x 25 inches

Horse, burnt rice paper, 2016, 36 x 25 inches

Stallion, burnt rice paper, 2016, 36 x 25 inches

Stallion, burnt rice paper, 2016, 36 x 25 inches

Ride On, glass beads on rice paper, 2016, 36 x 26

Ride On, glass beads on rice paper, 2016, 36 x 26

Inspirational Leaders 3, sand beads on burnt rice paper, 2016, 36 x 25 inches

Inspirational Leaders 3, sand beads on burnt rice paper, 2016, 36 x 25 inches

Inspirational Leaders 6, sand beads on burnt rice paper, 2016, 36 x 25 inches

Inspirational Leaders 6, sand beads on burnt rice paper, 2016, 36 x 25 inches

Inspirational Leaders 4, sand beads on burnt rice paper, 2016, 36 x 25 inches

Inspirational Leaders 4, sand beads on burnt rice paper, 2016, 36 x 25 inches

Inspirational Leaders 5, sand beads on burnt rice paper, 2016, 36 x 25 inches

Inspirational Leaders 5, sand beads on burnt rice paper, 2016, 36 x 25 inches

Inspirational Leaders 2, sand beads on burnt rice paper, 2016, 36 x 25 inches

Inspirational Leaders 2, sand beads on burnt rice paper, 2016, 36 x 25 inches

Inspirational Leaders 1, sand beads on burnt rice paper, 2016, 36 x 25 inches

Inspirational Leaders 1, sand beads on burnt rice paper, 2016, 36 x 25 inches

Endless Development, synthetic rope and cooper wire, 10 x 8 ft

Endless Development, synthetic rope and cooper wire, 10 x 8 ft

  • PERMUTATIONS
  • Tayo Olayode

  • January 21 - March 4, 2017

  • The Wheatbaker


  • PERMUTATIONS is an exciting exhibition showcasing 38 impressive mixed media artworks. It has been years in the making, as Tayo Olayode, an award winning artist who has taken part in group exhibitions in Ghana, Kenya, USA, Britain, Dubai, and Canada finally presents his first solo-exhibition in Nigeria.

     

    Olayode presents diverse works using a range of complex techniques and styles, setting him apart as an artist who spans the worlds of abstract, realist and surrealist expression.

     

    His latest experimental works with stirring portraits of global influencers like Mahatma Gandhi, Bob Marley, Che Guevara and even recently retired Barack Obama in his new Leadership Series. He created these works using an ancient Tibetan technique of burning and perforating rice paper with incense sticks, which he learned from a Buddhist monk while attending an international artist residency in 2014.

     

    Olayode has combined this Far Eastern art form with the African tradition of using glass beads to create highlights, presenting an intriguing body of textured works on paper and canvas. His Flow Series using asphalt and acrylic drippings to create colorful abstract works is a perfect counterpoint to his intricate perforated art.