Body Art 2 Series

Laolu Senbanjo
2017
African Art - Body Art by Laolu Senbanjo

Laolu Senbanjo is a Nigerian-born artist, known for celebrating his traditional heritage through the use of intricate Yoruba body art. This work showcases the unique and delicate patterns that go into creating Yoruba body art. It is notable that this photograph features an African woman as the central figure. Senbanjo’s work as a human rights lawyer in Nigeria solidified his interest in feminism and women’s rights in Africa, and so, many of his  pieces have women as the focal figure. He aims to keep the body art as traditional as possible while showing the world that African art is as beautiful as its Western counterparts. Share this image of African body art to show the world your passion.