Multidisciplinary London-based Nigerian artist Mary Osinibi works with acrylic paints, photography, hand drawn sketches, digital and video. She experiments by combining different media and challenging the way we perceive traditional fine art and digital art.
A harmony of conflicting states is one of many interpretations of Mary Osinibi's art and techniques; her signature style of paintings built up from multiple layers of applied acrylic paints with a wide variety of hues and shades merged with digital art; the combination of media that evokes the notion that not everything is as it appears; it underlines a sense of tension between polar opposites such as past to present, good and evil, right and wrong, subjective and objective.
She is influenced by African Art, Cubism and Fauvism Art; and her own self-exploration of faith – her own desires for change and transformation in herself. She believes that all art-forms are an amazing gift, a reflection of the creator.
In her words “Art has the power to enrich lives and alter attitudes; it is capable of engaging and encouraging the human spirit”. Mary Osinibi wants her audiences to be awakened, revitalized, moved or provoked to consider the changes they can make to benefit themselves individually as well as the wider society.