Michael BelloAbeokutaNigeria

2018Oil and melt on canvas

152.4 x 121.92 cm

Title: WOMBman! Medium: oil and melt on canvas Size: 4feet x 5feet Purpose: The average African woman handles a lot at home and in the society, leaving the woman in a state of single-handedness. The main purpose of the work is to showcase to the entire world the mental strength and position of the African woman. Women, generally are thought and meant to be fragile, soft, utmostly cared for, pampered and embraced, but the case of the African woman is totally different and biased, the African system or society expects the woman not only to be proactive but also productive equally as the man, this painting is geared towards creating a strong impression of the mental ability and “multi-tasking position” of the average African woman. Also to extend a hand of support and help to the average African woman not only in the fulfilment of household duties or chores but also to achieve her dreams beyond her wildest imagination by the international community at large and to appreciate the African woman for bridging the gap of failed or neglected obligations of the weak or less responsible men. #africanart #africanwoman #africanamerican #michaelbello #saatchi #artgalleries #artbuyers #artbusiness #artdealer #artcollectors #artforsale #contemporarypainting #contemporaryartist #un #unescoworldheritage #unesco #unicef #paris #usa #canada #oiloncanvas #artistofinstagram #instaart #painting #exhibitions #artbasel #artbiennale #africanartgallery #artfinder #artlovers

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$ 9,979

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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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