Idowu Oluwaseun | PEDESTAL
Dec 09, 2023 - Feb 10, 2024




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Galerie Voss is pleased to announce Pedestal, an exhibition of new paintings by Nigerian artist Idowu Oluwaseun, opening on December 8th. Honoring the strength, resilience, and beauty of African women, Oluwaseun reimagines the role of art by navigating the intersection be-tween painting and fashion. At its core, Oluwaseun’s works seek to elevate women, offering a platform for their perspec-tives to shine. The voice of women in African culture takes center stage, acting as impetus for this showcase. By challenging societal norms, as seen in the painting Propped (2023), Oluwaseun presents a poignant commentary on power and defiance. Here, the sitter boldly stands on a stool traditionally reserved for monarchy or men, a deliberate act that subverts conventional hierarchies. However, Oluwaseun refrains from com-parisons between genders. He emphasizes purely the representation of women, in a light that reflects their vigor, tenacity, and capability. Taking inspiration from iconic figures of the 60s and 70s, such as Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti, Pedestal commemorates their achieve-ments and their impact on Africa's socio-political fabric. Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti, trailblazer for women's rights and pivotal figure in Nigeria's struggle for independence, was a catalyst for Oluwaseun's reflections on empowerment. Oluwaseun's paintings create a dominating feeling, capturing the quintessence of the women he portrays. The muses of the portraits have heads wrapped in fabric, completely obscuring their faces. Nonetheless, their intent is conveyed via the shape and color of the cloth, hinting at the social, cultural or political situation in a region. The clothing is the result of an exceptional collaboration with Nigerian fashion designer Ejiro Amos Tafiri. Renowned for her innovative and culturally rich designs, Ejiro Amos Tafiri brings a distinct touch to the narrative of African women through her partnership on this exhibition. By preser-ving Nigeria's cultural heritage, Ejiro Amos Tafiri´s creations not only strengthen the allure of the paintings but also play an integral role in embodying the essence of each individual subject. By amplifying the stories of African women, Idowu Oluwaseun spotlights the stories of their experiences. Pedestal is testament to Oluwaseun's steadfast commitment to elucidating these marginalized narratives. — Asim Muhammad Idowu Oluwaseun (b. 1982) was born in Lagos, Nigeria, and currently resides and works in Houston, TX (USA). Graduating from the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf in 2013 under the mentorship of Prof. Rita McBride, Oluwaseun seamlessly integrates his backgrounds as painter and fashion designer to create distinctive portraits that capture the essence of black individuals. His education, coupled with an interest in themes surrounding tradition and identity, has shaped his unique artistic voice. Idowu Oluwaseun (b. 1982) was born in Lagos, Nigeria, and currently resides and works in Houston, TX (USA). Graduating from the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf in 2013 under the mentorship of Prof. Rita McBride, Oluwaseun seamlessly integrates his backgrounds as painter and fashion designer to create distinctive portraits that capture the essence of black individuals. His education, coupled with an interest in themes surrounding tradition and identity, has shaped his unique artistic voice. Ejiro Amos-Tafiri, founder and creative director of Ejiro Amos Tafiri, fuses traditional African dress forms with modern construction techniques. With a background in Fashion from Yaba College of Technology and experience from notable brands, she has showcased her collections at prestigious fashion shows worldwide. Her innovative designs preserve traditional African dress forms while embracing individuality and modernity. "I believe that fashion should be a celebration of culture and heritage." - Ejiro Amos Tafiri



./ Participating artists


Idowu Oluwaseun


Exhibitions overview

 
  Michael Tolloy | ANDROS + GYNE
Feb 17, 2024 - Apr 06, 2024


 
  Idowu Oluwaseun | PEDESTAL
Dec 09, 2023 - Feb 10, 2024


 
  SELECTION 2023
Nov 10, 2023 - Dec 02, 2023


 
  Harding Meyer | Audience
Aug 26, 2023 - Nov 04, 2023


 
  Summer Break
Jul 11, 2023 - Aug 22, 2023


 
  Flávia Junqueira | Symphony of Illusions
Jun 10, 2023 - Jul 08, 2023


 
  Fransix Tenda Lomba | Historical Shock
Apr 22, 2023 - Jun 03, 2023


 
  Till Freiwald | Echo
Jan 28, 2023 - Mar 31, 2023


 
  SELECTION | Part 2
Dec 16, 2022 - Jan 21, 2023


 
  Daniel Heil | Wheel of Dharma
Nov 05, 2022 - Dec 03, 2022


 
  Claudia Rogge | WARP and WEFT
Aug 27, 2022 - Oct 29, 2022


 
  Éder Oliveira | Oposición
Jun 24, 2022 - Jul 30, 2022


 
  Fábio Baroli | Where the wind turns
May 06, 2022 - Jun 18, 2022


 
  Frank Bauer | Bilder vom Verschwinden
Mar 12, 2022 - Apr 30, 2022


 
  Selection
Feb 08, 2022 - Mar 05, 2022


 
  Harding Meyer | known unknowns
Oct 29, 2021 - Dec 18, 2021


 
  Kate Waters | It takes one to know one
Aug 27, 2021 - Oct 23, 2021


 
  Giacomo Costa | Atmospheres
May 28, 2021 - Jul 03, 2021


 
  Idowu Oluwaseun | REVOLUTIONS PER MINUTE: a synthesis of time and sound
Oct 30, 2020 - Dec 12, 2020


 
  Peter Uka | Inner Frame
Aug 28, 2020 - Oct 24, 2020


 
  Harding Meyer | new works
Jun 05, 2020 - Jul 15, 2020


 
  Mary A. Kelly | Chair
Mar 14, 2020 - May 30, 2020


 
  Michael Tolloy | Solid Solidarity
Jan 17, 2020 - Feb 29, 2020


 
  Kate Waters | Love Shacks and other Hideouts
Oct 18, 2019 - Jan 09, 2020


 
  Frank Bauer | Paths of Inaccuracy
Aug 30, 2019 - Oct 12, 2019


 
  Christian Bazant-Hegemark | Kindness of Strangers
Jun 07, 2019 - Jul 13, 2019


 
  Sandra Ackermann | Escape into your Reality
May 03, 2019 - Jun 01, 2019


 
  Kay Kaul | Cloudbusting
Mar 08, 2019 - Apr 27, 2019


 
  Jurriaan Molenaar | Fermate
Jan 18, 2019 - Mar 02, 2019


 
  Harding Meyer / Humanize
Oct 19, 2018 - Jan 12, 2019


 
  Mihoko Ogaki / Soft Landing
Aug 31, 2018 - Oct 13, 2018


 
  Peter Uka / Fragment of the Present Passed
Apr 13, 2018 - May 26, 2018


 
  Daniel Heil / Monologues
Mar 09, 2018 - Apr 07, 2018


 
  Düsseldorf Photo Weekend 2018
Feb 16, 2018 - Feb 18, 2018


 
  Sandra Senn / Zwischen Zwei Meeren
Jan 26, 2018 - Mar 03, 2018


 
  Frank Bauer / Die Gelassenheit der Dinge
Nov 17, 2017 - Jan 20, 2018


 
  Kate Waters / Whistling In The Dark
Sepr 01, 2017 - Nov 11, 2017


 
  Untitled
Jul 12, 2017 - Aug 02, 2017


 
  Davide La Rocca / 13K ( Part 1 )
May 12, 2017 - Jun 27, 2017


 
  Sandra Ackermann / Lost in Nothingness
Mar 24, 2017 - May 06, 2017


 
  Claudia Rogge / CONCENTRATION
Jan 27, 2017 - Mar 18, 2017


 
  Christian Bazant - Hegemark / The Rise and Fall of Transformative Hopes and Expectations
Nov 11, 2016 - Jan 21, 2017


 
  Harding Meyer / The Others
Aug 26, 2016 - Nov 05, 2016


 
  Crossing Borders
Jun 03, 2016 - Jul 15, 2016


 
  Sandra Senn / Flüchtiges Getriebe
Apr 08, 2016 - May 21, 2016


 
  Corrado Zeni / Éloge de la fuite
Nov 27, 2015 - Jan 09, 2016


 
  Claudia Rogge / PerSe
Oct 16, 2015 - Nov 21, 2015


 
  Kate Waters // Tell it like it is
Aug 28, 2015 - Oct 10, 2015


 
  Visions Of Sensory Space ( by Weightless Artists Association - SPARTNIC )
May 15, 2015 - Jul 04, 2015


 
  Sandra Ackermann / Wasteland
Mar 13, 2015 - May 02, 2015


 
  Lost Scapes
Jan 30, 2015 - Mar 07, 2015


 
  Christian Bazant-Hegemark / Calibrating Aesthetics
Nov 14, 2014 - Jan 17, 2015


 
  Frank Bauer / Back to Basics
Aug 29, 2014 - Nov 08, 2014


 
  Harding Meyer // recent paintings
May 23, 2014 - Aug 23, 2014


 
  Till Freiwald - memoria
Apr 11, 2014 - May 17, 2014


 
  Quadriennale Düsseldorf 2014 / Gallery Evening
Apr 05, 2014 - Apr 05, 2014


 
  Giacomo Costa // Traces
Nov 22, 2013 - Jan 11, 2013


 
  DC-Open Galleries: Matthias Danberg - Inventory by Appropriation
Sepr 06, 2013 - Nov 16, 2013


 
  Christian Bazant-Hegemark // VOW OF SILENCE
May 24, 2013 - Aug 20, 2013


 
  Corrado Zeni // Generation Why
Apr 12, 2013 - May 18, 2013


 
  behind the Non-Colours
Mar 22, 2013 - Apr 06, 2013


 
  Sandra Ackermann // Running to stand still
Feb 15, 2013 - Mar 16, 2013


 
  Düsseldorf Photo Weekend 2013
Feb 01, 2013 - Feb 09, 2013


 
  Mihoko Ogaki // Star Tales - White Floating
Nov 30, 2012 - Jan 31, 2013


 
  Claudia Rogge / Lost in Paradise
Oct 12, 2012 - Nov 24, 2012


 
  Harding Meyer // features
Sepr 07, 2012 - Oct 06, 2012


 
  Summer 2012 - Part 2
Aug 10, 2012 - Sepr 01, 2012


 
  Summer 2012
Jul 06, 2012 - Sepr 01, 2012


 
  Maria Friberg // The Painting Series
May 11, 2012 - Jun 23, 2012


 
  Mary A. Kelly // Father & Child
Mar 30, 2012 - May 06, 2012


 
  Maia Naveriani // Future Wolves and Chicks so far
Feb 10, 2012 - Mar 24, 2012


 
  Düsseldorf Photo Weekend 2012
Feb 04, 2012 - Feb 08, 2012


 
  Kate Waters // The Air that I breathe
Dec 09, 2011 - Jan 28, 2012


 
  Frank Bauer / ...den Wald vor lauter Bäumen....
Nov 04, 2011 - Dec 03, 2011


 
  Claudia Rogge // Final Friday
Sepr 09, 2011 - Oct 29, 2011


 
  Davide La Rocca - STILLS
May 27, 2011 - Jul 16, 2011


 
  Giacomo Costa // Post Natural
Apr 01, 2011 - May 21, 2011


 
  Harding Meyer - to be a real vision
Feb 18, 2011 - Mar 26, 2011


 
  Shannon Rankin - Disperse / Displace
Dec 03, 2010 - Feb 12, 2011


 
  Sandra Ackermann // I look inside you
Oct 15, 2010 - Nov 27, 2010


 
  Amparo Sard / AT THE IMPASSE
Sepr 03, 2010 - Oct 09, 2010


 
  Kate Waters // The Land of Kubla Khan
Jun 11, 2010 - Jul 17, 2010


 
  Jurriaan Molenaar // Lessness
Apr 30, 2010 - Jun 05, 2010


 
  Claudia Rogge // The Paradise of the Onlooker
Mar 05, 2010 - Apr 24, 2010


 
  Ivonne Thein // incredible me
Jan 22, 2010 - Feb 27, 2010


 
  Frank Bauer // Jet Set
Nov 27, 2009 - Jan 15, 2010


 
  Michael Koch // forever more
Oct 23, 2009 - Nov 21, 2009


 
  Masaharu Sato // SIGNS
Sepr 04, 2009 - Oct 17, 2009


 
  Harding Meyer // blind date
Jun 19, 2009 - Aug 22, 2009


 
  Maria Friberg // way ahead
Apr 24, 2009 - Jun 13, 2009


 
  Claudia Rogge - The Opening
Mar 06, 2009 - Apr 18, 2009


 
  Claudia Rogge // Isolation ( aus: Segment 8 - die Blasen der Gesellschaft)
Mar 06, 2009 - Apr 18, 2009


 
  JoJo Tillmann // What you see is what you get
Jan 30, 2009 - Feb 28, 2009


 
  Sandra Ackermann // Die Wirklichkeit ist nicht die Wahrheit
Nov 21, 2008 - Jan 24, 2009


 
  Kate Waters - Getting used to the 21st Century
Oct 10, 2008 - Nov 15, 2008


 
  Mihoko Ogaki - Milky Ways
Sepr 04, 2008 - Oct 04, 2008


 
  Summer 2008 // Painting
Aug 12, 2008 - Aug 30, 2008


 
  Silke Rehberg: Stationen 1,4,6,7,11,12,13,14
Jun 13, 2008 - Jul 12, 2008


 
  Maia Naveriani: At home with good ideas
May 09, 2008 - Jun 07, 2008


 
  Justin Richel: Rise and Fall
Apr 04, 2008 - May 03, 2008


 
  Davide La Rocca - Strange Object
Feb 08, 2008 - Mar 28, 2008


 
  Frank Bauer: AkikoAlinaAlinkaAndrew....
Nov 30, 2007 - Feb 02, 2008


 
  Maria Friberg: Fallout
Oct 12, 2007 - Nov 24, 2007


 
  Harding Meyer / in sight
Sepr 06, 2007 - Oct 11, 2007


 
  SUMMER '07
Jul 17, 2007 - Sepr 01, 2007


 
  Kay Kaul - Wasserfarben
Jun 15, 2007 - Jul 14, 2007


 
  Sandra Ackermann - Point Blank
Mar 02, 2007 - Apr 28, 2007


 
  Tamara K.E.: pioneers -none of us and somewhere else
Jan 19, 2007 - Feb 24, 2007


 
  Till Freiwald
Nov 17, 2006 - Jan 13, 2007


 
  Claudia Rogge: U N I F O R M
Sepr 01, 2006 - Nov 11, 2006


 
  Kate Waters: Killing Time
May 05, 2006 - Jun 17, 2006


 
  Katia Bourdarel: The Flesh of Fairy Tales
Mar 31, 2006 - Apr 29, 2006


 
  Mihoko Ogaki
Feb 10, 2006 - Mar 18, 2006


 
  Silke Rehberg: RICOMINCIARE DAL CORPO
Jan 27, 2006 - Feb 26, 2006


 
  Sandra Ackermann
Dec 08, 2005 - Jan 15, 2006


 
  Corrado Zeni
Dec 04, 2005 - Jan 11, 2006


 
  Frank Bauer
Nov 18, 2005 - Jan 15, 2006


 
  Harding Meyer
Oct 07, 2005 - Nov 12, 2005


 
  AUFTAKT
Sepr 02, 2005 - Oct 01, 2005


 
  Claudia Rogge: Rapport
Jun 17, 2005 - Jul 20, 2005


 
 
May 13, 2005 - Jun 11, 2005


 
  Kate Waters: Solo-Exhibition in the Gallery Thomas Cohn, Sao Paulo
Apr 16, 2005 - May 20, 2005


 
  Vittorio Gui: FROZEN MOMENTS
Apr 08, 2005 - May 07, 2005


 
  Kay Kaul - ARTSCAPES
Apr 03, 2005 - May 29, 2005


 
  SEO Geheimnisvoller Blick
Mar 04, 2005 - Apr 02, 2005


 
  Claudia van Koolwijk at Museum Bochum
Feb 26, 2005 - Apr 17, 2005


 
  Corrado Zeni - Six Degrees of Separation
Nov 26, 2004 - Jan 15, 2005


 
  Maia Naveriani: What' s the difference between ME and YOU?
Oct 15, 2004 - Nov 20, 2004


 
  Tamara K.E.: MAD DONNA AND DONNA CORLEONE
Sepr 03, 2004 - Oct 09, 2004


 
  Davide La Rocca: Real Vision Reflex
Jun 12, 2004 - Jul 17, 2004


 
  Kay Kaul COLLECTORSCAPES
Apr 23, 2004 - Jun 05, 2004