‘MUSE’, a 35-piece photo exhibition by the renowned, Nigerian born photographer, Lakin Ogunbanwo, was unveiled last Thursday 5th December 2013 at the Didi Museum, Lagos, to universal acclaim and appreciation.
Inspired by three iconoclastic models and curated by Marc Prust, Muse is a studied walk through the mind of a restless artist – a juxtaposition of highly stylized imagery on raw moody crust. ‘Muse’ captures beauty and glamour through the unyielding eye of one.
This first of a 2-part exhibition was sponsored by the Lagos State Internal Revenue Service (LIRS) and the world’s most loved champagne, Moet & Chandon. Tunde Fowler, Executive Chairman, LIRS, was on hand to launch the exhibition.
Moet & Chandon spared no bubble as it supported the flow of top models, designers, artists, art lovers and other creative professionals with an endless supply of Moet & Chandon Nectar Imperial Brut and Rose Imperial.
This part of the 2-part series runs till 9th December 2013 at the Didi Museum, 175 Akin Adesola Street, Victoria Island, Lagos. The 2nd part of the series will run from 19th December 2013 to Mid February 2014 at The Wheatbaker Hotel, 4 Onitolo Street, Ikoyi, Lagos.
About Lakin Ogunbanwo:
Multi talented Nigerian born & based photographer Lakin Ogunbanwo first began practicing his art while studying at Law school in the UK. Completely self-taught, he made his way to Paris where he fine-tuned his talent at the Speos Photography Institute.
Upon his arrival back to Nigeria, he immediately garnered a buzz in the fashion industry for his ability to capture extraordinary beauty in his own provocative fashion. A versatile artist with an eye for colour, he goes against the status quo with remarkable confidence, challenging the conservative culture of his country with his thought provoking imagery that can be described as vivid and sometimes suggestive.
Armed with a portfolio that boasts of several exhibitions and work with some of the brightest African and international talents, his meticulous approach allows him to create the visually stunning imagery that earned him a top spot on CNN’s profile of “Africa’s Most Exciting New Photographers”by