Nina Fabunmi Fine Art

About Origins, Exploring the themes of the African Diaspora through representation and abstraction

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BAY VIEW, Painting by Nina Fabunmi ,Panoramic view of the Bay area from the Deyoung Museum Tower, Inspired by David Hockney

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David Hockney’s landscape paintings are large and cover vast terrestrial expanses. After visiting his exhibition, I challenged myself to find an artistic expression for Landmass. I toured the museum for a bit but finally got the idea from the view of the bay area at the de Young Museum tower. My piece titled ‘Bay View’, an oil on canvas painting, is my resolution. I made it more expressive by building its texture with thick paint application and the use of a palette knife. It makes a connection between the art and its exhibition space, making the de Young Museum not just a place for art but also art itself that extends to the views it captures.

 

Broken shelter

Broken shelter

Beneath the fortress in distressImage
Lies the weeping mistress
Water quenches not her thirst
For the rain falls from her pregnant eyes
The blanket that kept her warm
Now wet with misery
Still she lies underneath
Her bones shiver at the chill of its cold embrace
By day the sun peeps through the cracks
But by night the winds break through it
Dew trickling in with the coming of a new day
The rustling sound of a shattering enclosure
She calls out to the presence that once gave her peace
Seeking for the touch of an angel
The shelter is broken yet it still stands
All the forces of nature could not tear it down
Faithful, she shakes under its fragile enclosure
The strong wind tears the leaves off their branches
Causing them to patch up the cracks on her ceiling
Vines reaching for the sun creep up
Mushrooms and weeds taken along
They form a firm hold around her broken shelter
Mending that which was once falling apart
Mistress in distress
Now relieved from stress
Underneath the broken shelter

My Art Is My Heart

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My art is my heart, it leaves me vulnerable, I put myself out there, I give voice to my feelings, I seek strength and the courage to go on. I express my emotions with every stroke, spatter, paste and drip of paint. I smile and I cry, i fight battles, I rejoice over victories and I am comforted by the sweet scent of oil on canvas. My art is a window into my soul and I am letting the whole world in. There are those who criticize but there those who approve of it. I paint truth because I paint what I feel. I am sharing my heart with the whole world because I am sharing my art.

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