Jacob Afolabi  (Nigerian, 1940) 


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Jacob Afolabi, The Jungle Spirit


Jacob Afolabi
The Jungle Spirit

Auction: May 5, 2014
Arthouse Contemporary Limited
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Jacob Afolabi, Untitled


Jacob Afolabi
Untitled, 2002
color print


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Jacob Afolabi, Untitled


Jacob Afolabi
Untitled, 1989


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Jacob Afolabi, Dancing masquerade


Jacob Afolabi
Dancing masquerade
mixed media


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  Jacob Afolabi started out his career as an actor. Jacob was soon to become a printmaker, muralist, painter, textile artist and gallery director and later a curator at the African Studies Museum in Oshogbo.
  Afolabi's prints were evidence of his bold and dynamic handling of line. Whether the themes of his works are taken from traditional African life or Christianity, Afolabi controls the growth and rhythm of his lines to create fluid, organic compositions in which the figures both mass together as a unit and stand out as individual elements.