New Work From Toyin Odutola

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, October 09, 2013
Nigerian-born, Alabama based artist Toyin Odutola has been hard at work! Following her second show at at Jack Shainman Gallery in NYC, the artist will be in two upcoming group shows and has been continually updating her website with more fantastic paintings!

Toyin Odutola "My Country Has No Name" @ Jack Shainman Gallery, NYC

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, June 04, 2013
Nigerian-born, Alabama-based artist Toyin Odutola received her MFA from the California College of the Arts last year and is currently celebrating her second show at Jack Shainman Gallery in NYC. Growing up in the south with no access to galleries or museums, the Internet became Odutola's ticket to people and art. Because of thiss, Odutola has been frequently updating her Tumblr, providing her fans and those interested with a look at her process, something that is traditionally hidden from those viewing art in a museum. Her exhibition, "My Country Has No Name" takes on race, nationhood, and identity and is on view through June 29th.

"Fore" @ Studio Museum, Harlem

Juxtapoz // Thursday, February 07, 2013
Showing through March 10 at the Studio Museum in Harlem, Fore presents 29 emerging artists of African-American descent who live and work in the US. The featured artists work in diverse media and are blending artistic practices in some very cool new and innovative ways.

Toyin Odutola

Illustration // Tuesday, July 31, 2012
'Where some may see flat, static narratives, I see a spectrum of tonal gradations and realities. What I am creating is literally black portraiture with ballpoint pen ink. I'm looking for that in-between state in an individual where the overarching definition is lost. Skin as geography is the terrain I expand by emphasizing the specificity of blackness, where an individual’s subjectivity, various realities and experiences can be drawn onto the diverse topography of the epidermis...'

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