Ojo Agi | Daughters of Diaspora
About the artist:
Ojo Agi (b.1992) is a self taught Nigerian artist born and raised in Canada.
She uses her art to demonstrate that women of colour are more multi-faceted than stereotypes suggest. Her artwork illustrates the sensitivity and complexity that is typically silenced on brown bodies. She aims to show that brown is beautiful, diverse and empowering; but also use each piece as an opportunity to learn and un-learn what is beautiful to her.
She works predominantly with art markers and acrylic paint, though she experiments with other mediums frequently. Whether a piece takes days or weeks to complete, potent emotions and delicate details permeate her work. Her greatest hope as an artist is to tell stories that people of any background can identify with.
She is currently based in Ottawa, Canada.