Body Art Series

Laolu Senbanjo
2017
Africa Art | African Art | Laolu Senbanjo | Body Art

Laolu Senbanjo is a Nigerian-born artist whose work has been featured in Beyonce’s ‘Lemonade’ music video. His work was inspired by his Yoruba heritage as well as his work as a human rights lawyer in Nigeria. He describes his Yoruba body art as being a ‘spiritual experience’: one that uses the skin as a canvas to connect the artist to the muse through the mind, body and soul. He is using this Africa art form to bring the traditions of hundreds of years ago into the future by using modern techniques and materials.