Fadekemi Ogunsanya b. 1995


Fadekemi Ogunsanya is a multi-disciplinary Nigerian artist based between Lagos and London. She received her MA in Architecture from the Architectural Association in London in 2020. She began painting in 2016, first in a more colourful figurative style, and then from 2018 onwards, with differing shades of blue watercolour and gouache. Recently she has started experimenting with oil and oil pastel. Ogunsanya’s architectural background imbued her interest in objects. She views her work as both two-dimensional and three-dimensional. In 2019, she began making prototypes for hand-painted, laser-cut, wooden frames that could hold each painting and allow them to straddle the space between image and object. Her debut exhibition, titled Sweet Joy, Sweet Suffering, took place in Lagos in June 2021.