By Japhet Alakam
After holding four exhibitions in London, award winning artists and lawyer, Catherine Adenike Fashesin-Souza is set to hold her first solo exhibition in Nigeria.
The exhibition which is scheduled to open from December 21, 2013 till 30 at Didi Museum Victoria Island, Lagos will afford art lovers the opportunity to see what her art is all about.
It will feature all her works from the year 2008 to date done in Lagos and in London.
According to the artist, “My exhibition is more or less a journey through my experiences and life. It’s half a decade of works, half a decade of experiences, half a decade of challenges. The essence of my exhibition is an expression of unspoken words and an untold story.”
For the self-taught artist for most of her career before she studied Oil Painting Part-time, “My art works are a combination of still life, landscape, abstract and portrait. Most of my works are influenced by my emotions, environment and experiences.”
In her artist statement she said, “I love law and love being a lawyer. I also love being an artist, which is an in born talent. It’s a nice feeling when I am able to create something beautiful, because art has a way of bringing out the beauty in anything and everything. My message behind my works is that, ‘It is harder when you are doing the right thing but easier when you are not’.”
The practicing lawyer and painter also disclosed that she would like to use the art works as a means of giving back to the community and would be giving some of it’s proceeds to a trust fund which could be used to sponsor persons with life threatening illnesses; for their maintenance and operations.