Morohunmubo Olayemi Afolabi is a mixed-media artist whose work draws visual connections through graphic lines and cascading tendrils to reference her architectural background to create richly layered artworks. Her work takes an intimate approach and uses abstraction and collage techniques to build up layers of stories and personal anecdotes as a form of embodied world-building.

As a theme, interrogating the evidence of human impact on their immediate environment whilst aiming to create an awareness around effects of climate change is often seen in her earlier architectural art.

Her most recent series of paintings plays with fractural layers and a mesh of swelling tendons, that inflame and protract through the varied transparencies to reveal a loose structure and grid that supports the playful abstraction in the foreground. Due to having tendinitis, her left hand was forced to replace the right, and this body of work was produced after the operation to track the shift in her mark-making techniques and translate the embodied alterations.

‘Mubo is a trained Architect and Artist with over 25 years combined international experience in Art, Interior Design and Architecture. She attended the Inchbald School of Interior Design UK, University of Creative Arts, UK and as part of the ERASMUS project, Castello Valentino, Turin Italy. She holds an MBA in Digital Marketing, and is a member Royal Institute of British Architects, Architects Registration Council of Nigeria and Nigerian Institute of Architects.

Participation in Art Exhibitions, Auctions and Museums

Dec 2022 BRUSH STROKES Group Exhibition curated by the SOTO ART Gallery, Lagos
Nov 2022 AFRICAN ORIGINAL Sogal Lagos Art Auction, Signature Art Gallery, Lagos
Nov 2021 ACQUIRE Sogal Art Auction, Signature Art Gallery, Lagos
May 2021 ‘FREEDOM and TRUTH’ On display at Yemisi Shyllon Museum, Lagos
March 2019 FEMME Group Exhibition, Alexis Art Galleries, Lagos
May 2019 ACQUIRE Sogal Art Auction, Signature Art Gallery, Lagos
May 2017 ACQUIRE Sogal Art Auction, Signature Art Gallery, Lagos
Nov 2017 BANQUET Sogal Art Exhibition, Signature Art Gallery, Lagos
March 2016 TALENT Sogal Art Auction, Signature Art Gallery, Lagos

Morohunmubo has delivered therapeutic art classes for women’s retreats in Spain, Nigeria, Germany and the UK, she is an avid photographer and writer.


Publications on Climate Change and Covid19

Mubo lives and works in Nigeria where she birthed STUDIOMUBO and ILE MUBO, all things sustainable, inspiring and true.

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