Family business

Michael BelloAbeokutaNigeria

2019Oil and melt on canvas

121.92 x 152.4 cm

Title: Family business Medium: oil and melt Size: 3ft by 4ft Year: 2019 Artist: Michael BelloAbout the work: Family business is a figurative composition of a single local African mother and her kids using the only available means of survival "hawking and selling" of oranges. This painting significantly the helpless single mothers and their display of strength even when left to singlehandedly cater for the household. This is a major work I receive orders and requests of around the world and I've painted and shipped lots of it's replicas.

WOOCS 2.1.9

$ 1,997

1 in stock

I'm Michael Bello, a freelance visual artist (painter) I've had several duo and group exhibitions, had my first solo exhibition last year December where I exhibited 30 paintings of diverse media ranging from oil, acrylic, plastic melt and rubber coat, ink and collection of plastic wastes for installation arts.  

 

I'm a full time artist, started professionally in 2008, I've executed over a hundred commissioned portrait paintings (oil, gouache, ink, acrylic), drawings and mixed medias (plastics, beads, stones, sand, fabric, threads). I've had several duo and group exhibitions, had my first solo exhibition last year December where I exhibited 30 paintings of diverse media ranging from oil, acrylic, plastic melt and rubber coat, ink and collection of plastic wastes for installation arts.  

 

I am completely captivated and inspired by my dreams, events in remote areas (villages) evened by figures, societal happenings, (but mostly dream about my finished works even before execution) and this birthed "3 sides to my coin of execution" spiritual (mystery), enlightening (informative) and African (use of stylized African motifs) which greatly reflected in my first solo exhibition last year themed "WITHIN AND BEYOND". I love to use my brush and paints to creatively romance brilliant and sharp colors for aesthetic vibrancy and in some cases make stylized African motifs on some of my paintings which also expressively creates painterly effects.

 

From time to time I vary my subject matter with abstract art, landscape, installation arts, but people (figurative expressions) remain my passion and true obsession.

 

I look forward to having international exhibition opportunities and commission works.

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