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Artist Spotlight: Data Oruwari

Grandchamps Artist Spotlight gives artists a space to display their creations as well as a platform to tell their stories. We seek artists of the community in order to support and showcase local talent. 

Data Oruwari is a self-taught artist/creative strategy professional born and raised in Lagos, Nigeria. Creativity is her religion, so she's always finding new ways to bring things to life; and art is just one of the ways she manifests ideas. Though she holds no formal art training, her interest comes from her father who was an artist himself. Her works have been featured in several joint exhibitions in the United States and in Nigeria and she has been recognized by Design Indaba as "Master of the Micropen".

"I was inspired to bridge the gap between spirituality and the modern day African Woman in whatever landscape she finds herself, while also touching on issues of identity and diversity. The vision was to capture "Spiritual Portraits" of African Women which brings to surface the higher consciousness of the feminine energy. The God factor in her. The Goddess. I was inspired to awaken the spirit in whoever approaches my subject. The viewer is reminded that beneath the objectified appearance of us women lies a powerful and audacious spirit worth listening to."

Join us for the opening of the exhibit which will include an exclusive Q+A with the artist.

Earlier Event: September 8
Fritai Friday: Mozayik
Later Event: September 28
Thursday Kick Back