Agboola Folarin’s Untitled is a vibrant night scene, as depicted through a bright, spirited moon against the blues and purples in the sky. A figure is illustrated in the center of the image wearing a colorfully patterned garment and holding a throwing ax. Three female figures stand in the center-right background, seeming to watch the central figure. In the bottom right, there is a ram’s head, which is feared prominently in many ancient societies and known to symbolize rulership and determination. Painterly strokes and layers of colors come together to create a dream-like, glowing night scene.
—From Brandywine Workshop and Archives records
Agboola Folarin was a sculptor and professor born in Nigeria. He studied at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ife-Ife, Nigeria, where he became a professor of fine arts. Before his passing in 2010, Folarin was commissioned to create a metal mural sculpt...Read More ⟶