My first exposure to Oluseye's work was through his series called Ori, the Yoruba word for "head." Oluseye taps into his Yoruba roots and love for geometry to create striking portraits of black men. Each line enunciates (almost exaggerating) the subject's Afrocentric features boldly - the cheek bones, the voluptuous lips, and the poignant stares. In Oluseye's work we see the beauty and multidimensional exploration of Black men's character, sexuality, and spirituality. Even Oluseye's minimalist and monochromatic use of charcoal and acrylic keeps us centered on the subject and the powerful message they communicate.
Find more of his work here: Oluseye's Website