British-Nigerian artist (b.1983) London. The framework of his practice is structured around the exploration of the Human Condition.

Primarily using photography, text, and everyday objects the artist uses methods of appropriation and recontextualisation to make art that comments on the social, political and the autobiographical. Personal experiences form the basis of his work exploring recurring themes around the notion of family, identity and popular culture.

He has participated in international art fairs and festivals such as FNB Joburg, Viennacontemporary, LagosPhoto and Le Recontres d'Arles, in addition to exhibiting in artspaces and venues that include: Tate Britain, New Art Exchange, Southbank Centre, Courtauld Gallery and The National Portrait Gallery, London.

His work is held in notable public collections namely Les Recontres d'Arles (2016), the Arts Council England Collection (2017) and the Welcome Collection (2018).

Alongside his solo practice he is one half of the collaborative duo Ohiri + Kassinen with fellow artist and partner Riikka Kassinen. Their studio is based in Greater London where they both live.























Carrying the Burden
From the series My Granddad's Car - 2016




















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