Sejiro Avoseh: When We Are Not What We Are

Rele Gallery, Lagos, Nigeria
08 Jul 2018 - 19 Aug 2018

Sejiro Avoseh, My Immortal (detail), from Stay with me sereis, 2017. Courtesy of Rele Gallery.

Sejiro Avoseh, My Immortal (detail), from Stay with me sereis, 2017. Courtesy of Rele Gallery.

Rele Gallery announces the solo art exhibition of Sejiro Avoseh. In his new body of work “When We Are Not What We Are” which opens on Sunday July 8th, Sejiro takes a look at how time and circumstances shatter the notion of human constancy. He explores the idea that the struggle to constantly change fuels the human race while continually distorting our daily existence.

The artist like a bird weaving a new nest takes various materials into consideration as he reconstructs what we intend to be or not to be. In this process, what we seem to be familiar with becomes unfamiliar and the process of reacquainting ourselves with what we are confronted with actually begins at that moment.

This exhibition, is proudly supported by Cointreau.


About the Artist:

Born in 1990 in Lagos, Nigeria. Sejiro Avoseh holds a higher diploma in painting from the Lagos state polytechnic, Ikorodu,Lagos. As a conceptual and experimental artist, Sejiro is best known for his signature works that fuse together human figures and automobile parts.

With strong surreal effects, he creates intricately detailed works rendered with paint and collage materials. He derives inspiration primarily from his own life experiences; exploring an ongoing dialogue with his past, present and future.

In January 2017, he was selected as one of Rele Arts Foundation Young Contemporaries, in November 2017, he participated in a live art performance at Art X Lagos (West Africa’s 1st international art fair), he also in 2017 collaborated with international doll maker Aidamaris Roman on her “Forgotten Heart” series. In January 2018, he was listed as one of 18 Nigerian young visual artists under 30 to follow by art critic and author – Jess Castellote.

Sejiro’s paintings and installations are in reputable collections both home and abroad and have also been featured in auctions in Nigeria and Canada. He lives and works in Lagos, Nigeria.


Rele Gallery
5, Military Street
Lagos, Nigeria





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