Mobolaji
Ogunrosoye

ISSUE NO. 54
July 10, 2024
July 11, 2024
Mobolaji
Ogunrosoye
PORTRAITS | TOMI, IN GRIMACE, DISPLACED. SECTION 1, 2022
Collage, burnt paper, and coffee granules on archival paper, 22 x 22 in.

Mobolaji Ogunrosoye, the Lagos-born conceptual artist, masterfully transforms the female form through her innovative manipulation of photography and collage. Her work, a layering of distorted images, dives deep into selfhood, body image, and the complex societal influences that shape personal identity, especially for African women.

UNTITLED | LARGE SCALE SELF-PORTRAIT 02, 2024
Collage with photographed and found images on archival paper, with pvc magnifying lens, 60 X 60 in.

I am Mobolaji Ogunrosoye, a visual artist from Lagos, Nigeria. I work at the intersection of photography and collage, using both mediums to explore contrasting emotions and distortion within images featuring Black and Nigerian women. Over the past three years, my work has revolved around two main bodies of work: Portraits and Contrasts In Loveliness. In Portraits, I focus on integrating coffee granules and fumage as significant elements in each collage.

PORTRAITS | ADJA, 2023
Collage, burnt paper, and coffee granules on archival paper, 22 x 22 in.

With Contrasts In Loveliness, I experiment with transparent materials such as perspex and UV filter as tools for collage. I am currently working towards developing Contrasts In Loveliness, by exploring side-by-side configurations and photograms, also as tools for collage. I am interested in seeing how photographed images may function independently and side by side, as opposed to being stacked.

PORTRAITS | TOMI, IN GRIMACE, DISPLACED. SECTION 2, 2022
Collage, burnt paper, and coffee granules on archival paper, 22 x 22 in.
UNTITLED | LARGE SCALE SELF-PORTRAIT 04, 2024
Collage with photographed images, red uv filter on archival paper, with with pvc magnifying lens, 60 X 60 in.

Lorna Simpson and Carrie Mae-Weems have had an impact on my work. Carrie through her ability to use photography as a storytelling tool. Lorna through her ability to weave through different mediums. There's also a serious playfulness to her collages that I appreciate. All these elements I value and I think they show up in my practice.

PORTRAITS | ESTELLE AND ADJA, 2023
Collage, burnt paper, and coffee granules on archival paper, 22 x 22 in.

UNTITLED | LARGE SCALE SELF-PORTRAIT 01, 2024
Collage with photographed and found images on archival paper, with pvc magnifying lens, 120 x 80 in.
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An additional selection of works by artists we have our eyes on.

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CODY HOYT brings his own contemporary sensibility to patterns that reference frescoes, tiled floors, mosaics, marquetry, and inlay design traditions. A longtime painter and printmaker based in Brooklyn, Hoyt shifted his studio practice from Constructivist and Postmodernist inspired painting to ceramics.

DARIO ESCOBAR works in various media: sculpture, installation, painting, and drawing. His work often makes use of the concept of the readymade, but the objects Escobar chooses are always altered in some way or another. Through the alterations as well as the placement in an artistic context the objects gain new meanings.


AKIO NAKAI was born in 1971 in Japan. He is currently based in Kanagawa.

After training in literature and working in advertising, JEAN-LUC MOULÈNE became known in the 1990s for his 'documentary' photographic practice. His images could be considered as studies of natural and cultural phenomena.

Out and About

How and where to engage with collage in the world around us.
What to watch, read, and experience, as curated by the Collé team.

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