The second solo photo exhibition of visual artist and fashion photographer, Emmanuel Oyeleke, themed “The Huemanist” held on the 5th of April till 11th of April, 2019 at Terrakulture, Victoria Island, Lagos.
The approach is optimistic and focuses on innate noble human capacity to be good, love, overcome hardship, pain and despair and achieve self-actualization, fulfillment and satisfaction in life.
Capturing an optimistic and individualistic outlook about the human experience, the collection employs the use of minimal aesthetics, hues, and floral entities throughout the body of work. The techniques include the use of paint on bodies, large canvas prints to give a life-size experience, collages, multiple exposure, and mixed media.
In these series, Oyeleke probes into the mentality of human limitation and concludes that will and aspiration are stronger than defeatist perception. “It doesn’t matter where we find ourselves, we can still blossom.”
The exhibition which was opened with a private screening was attended by notable personalities, is intended to directly impact the society, as a percentage of proceeds goes towards supporting Women at Risk International Foundation (WARIF), a non-profit organization established to raise awareness and address the prevalence of sexual assault, rape and human trafficking occurring amongst young girls and women.
Images from the exhibition are found below: