LIVES AND WORKS
LIVES AND WORKS
Art has always mesmerized me since I was young, the infinite mix and variations as an emerging artist in pursuit of my identity layers.
'Gb-yega Steven Sola Fajana, London, based artist. Gained my MA in Design and Media Arts at the University of Westminster. My artistic temperance is in visual gaze using photography, painting, video and moving imagery.
My art explores the stimuli aesthetics and the possibilities to produce a visual nuance as a visual galleria. These are interwoven with interdisciplinary activity either video, text or photography medium.
My paintings are the essence of childhood memories and my African identity through bold colours or the lines in comic drawings.
Relative visual memories are an attempt to trace the essence of what we see daily and how we absorb and retain visual notations in colours, sound, imagery etc. as it stimulates our creative nuance.
My earlier works were dance videos, dance for the camera pieces which explores the fugitive body gesture through dance and scenography. I started as a dancer and choreography but have always considered the dialogue between the visual nuances and the elusive content that I am seeking to express, in the artistic form. My videos have been screened and, exhibited both nationally and on international platforms.
My Screened/Exhibited dance videos:
INSIDE WINDOW v2- Mannequins: Danca em Foco, Videodanca MIV Rio, Brazil. GLASS PERSPEX: American dance festival, New York, USA, Montage Video dance festival, South Africa. PRELUDE TO A FLIGHT Monaco Dance Film Festival, Grimaldi, France, Berlinale Festival - Talent Campus, Germany. INSIDE WINDOW v.1: Dance on screen: Open Forum, UK, WUTHERING SOCIETY: Gulbenkian Foundation installation, UK. LOCKER-ROOM: Il Coreografo Elettronico, XII Napoli, Italy. Tanz Atelier Wien installation, Austria.
Inclusion to the Digital exhibition, See I Exhibition Space. The Story of the Creative, 2013. New York, USA. * Honorable mention Norway 2003, Mandal district Lindesnes and the Fedrelandsvennen. * American Dance Festival, dance symposium 2007, Scotland - mentioned and one of selected video for the symposium.
About me, I am an avid comics collector.
WHO I AM
I am Steven Gb'yega Fajana exploring my artistic nuance... What am I searching for?
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