Omolade’s Diovadiova Chrome Masks
April 29th, 2017
Have you ever seen art quite like this? Not us! Kip Omolade‘s art is really one of a kind…talk about signature pieces. The Diovadiova Chrome masks and paintings have successfully mixed science fiction (think Terminator II and III) with West African masquerade culture. These are beautiful and slick…and Fantasia thought so too.
“In 1910, a German explorer Leo Frobenius ‘discovered’ Ife Bronze heads in West Africa. The artifacts were comparable with classical Greek sculpture, so Frobenius assumed he stumbled upon the lost Greek city of Atlantis. The heads were actually created by African artisans between the 12th and 15th centuries, but the craftsmanship and use of realism by so-called primitive Africans was beyond the scope of Europeans at the time. ‘I was moved to silent melancholy at the thought that this assembly of degenerate and feeble-minded posterity should be the legitimate guardians of so much loveliness.’ Frobenius commented.” ~ Omolade on OkayAfrica
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