Yinka Ilori is a London-based artist of Nigerian heritage, who specialises in creating artwork that blends Nigerian traditions with contemporary design.
This Summer Yinka Ilori designed, ‘The Colour Palace’ - a temporary outdoor structure currently at the Dulwich Picture Gallery. It was the winning design for a competition run through the gallery and the London Festival of Architecture. Crafted from pieces of timber, each side of the timber louvres forming the façade is painted a different colour, creating shifting layers of pattern when viewed from different angles.
Yinka’s colour palace is a celebration of colour, pattern and light and draws upon both European and African cultural traditions in creating a design that is relevant to and representative of today’s multicultural London.
Inspired by the traditional African fabrics he was surrounded with as a child, his work features the pops of colourful geometric lines that feature in Nigerian patterned prints with a hint of playful 1980s retro nostalgia.
The artrepublic Brighton gallery are excited to stock his prints from the ‘Do Good Because Of tomorrow’ Exhibition. The phrase is widely used in Nigeria and is used to inspire people to participate in good deeds and catalyse positive changes.
'Do Good Because of Tomorrow Side A' – Signed limited edition of 15 – Silkscreen Hand Finished Print:
'Do Good Because of Tomorrow Side B' – Signed limited edition of 15 – Silkscreen Hand Finished Print:
View these prints today at our Brighton gallery or call us for more details: +44 (0)1273 724829.
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