From Scrap, I Make Beauty

Artist-in-residence Michelle Okpare takes us through her journey as a creative in Lagos, and shares her inspirations.

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Michelle Okpare by African Artists' FoundationOriginal Source: African Artists Foundation

Meet Michelle Okpare

Michelle is a contemporary artist living and working in Lagos, Nigeria. Her work sheds light on individual experiences, identity, and representation. She uses rich colors, unique methods, and deep expressions saddled with mixed media to create vibrant compositions.

Eko 4 Show by African Artists' FoundationOriginal Source: African Artists Foundation

Step behind the scenes with Michelle Okpare who walks us through her experience as a young artist working in an always vibrant Lagos.

Michelle Okpare by African Artists' FoundationOriginal Source: African Artists Foundation

Okpare creates pieces about her everyday experiences and responses to her environment. She describes her work as a documentation of life, and a representation of herself and her people.

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