Shape-A-Child, a social impact organisation dedicated to empowering children and adolescents, recently held an art exhibition aimed at giving creative youths the platform to express their works in a way that will promote values and build society.
The exhibition, held in Lagos, was themed, ‘Surreal Synergies: Refining Conscious Construct’, and witnessed various works of art on canvas displayed.
The founder of the organisation, Izehi Anuge, explained that the exhibition’s theme is an abstract concept that seeks to promote values that benefit society.
“Through pictures, you can tell stories of the time past. Today, young creatives can also use their paintings to depict where the society is as far as values are concerned and people that appreciate arts can see it,” stated Anuge.
Anuge hoped to see a society where people with a strong values system and willing to communicate it connect with others through their paintings to promote values and reach people in the education sector.
One of the artists, Mr. Moyosore Jolaolu, whose work was titled, ‘I Know What I Want’, described art as a lifestyle, saying that his work was inspired by the relationship between him and his wife and knowing what one wants.
A visual artist, Ms Atinuke Badmus, whose work was titled ‘Woman King’, noted that it was inspired by her mother and women in general and how they are able to take charge of things effortlessly in society, adding that ‘Co-habitation’, was also inspired by people collaborating in harmony for a better future.