Artist Wole Lagunju's first solo show explores issues of power, gender and identity

Tom May, Creative Boom, September 7, 2022

Delving into themes of cultural identity and a reinterpretation of contemporary fashion, Cut from the Same Cloth seeks to bridge the gap between two distinct strands of the artist's practice, both conceptually and physically. It features a selection of new large-scale works on canvas, exemplary of Lagunju's ongoing Gelede series, alongside smaller, conceptually different works rendered in the same oil paints on the same material surface. 


Applying pigment with a pallet knife onto canvas offcuts, Lagunju's series is literally 'cut from the same cloth' as his larger works. Exhibited together, each illuminates aspects of itself in the other. It's all part of a continuing exploration of dual cultures, the artist explains.