“ My work bridges the gap between spirituality and the modern day African woman in all the landscapes she finds herself in, exploring her identity and diversity. The vision capture “Spiritual Portraits” of African women, bringing the higher consciousness of the feminine energy to the surface. Her God-factor. The Goddess”
Egungun – Oya, 2016, Pen & Ink, Graphite and Gold Ink on Archival Paper, 50 x 63.5 cm
Data Oruwari (born 1987) is a self-taught Visual Artist and Creative Professional born and raised in Lagos, Nigeria. She is passionate about creativity and art is just one of the ways she expresses it. Though she holds no formal art training, her interest in art comes from her father who was an artist himself. Data’s style is heavily influenced by the monochrome and intricate style of traditional Tattoo art. Using mostly a black Micropen, she draws detailed patterns, lines and dots that trap the soul of her subjects. Her work is storytelling void of words or colour, where the subject is transformed from something familiar to something peculiar. Her favourite subject of choice is “the Spirit” of the African Woman who she believes has been forgotten in modern times. Data has showcased her work at various art fairs and exhibitions including White Cloud Gallery in Washington, DC; ’Panorama’ contemporary art fair in Lagos and Window Studio Community Art Centre in Brooklyn, New York.