Diovadiova: AfroFuturistic Chrome Masks Portraits By Kip Omolade

Multi-media artist Kip Omolade paints captivating portraits based on realistic African sculptures. His new series Diovadiova Chrome is a collection of hyper realistic, super saturated, luminous faces that are a result of a labor intensive process. Omolade first makes a mold of each model’s face out of plaster, casts it in resin, adds a layer of chrome and extravagant artificial eyelashes. This final version of the sculpture is then used as a model for the oil painting. Omolade says his paintings are: “historically connected to ancient, realistic African sculptures such as Benin ivory masks and Ife bronze heads. The oil paintings are psychological studies that investigate immortality, the universal masks we all wear and contemporary notions of beauty and luxury”.

Diovadiova: AfroFuturistic chrome masks portraits by Kip Omolade

Diovadiova: AfroFuturistic chrome masks portraits by Kip Omolade

Diovadiova: AfroFuturistic chrome masks portraits by Kip Omolade

Diovadiova: AfroFuturistic chrome masks portraits by Kip Omolade

Diovadiova: AfroFuturistic chrome masks portraits by Kip Omolade

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