Courtesy of the artist.
Born in 1986, London, United Kingdom
Lives and works in London, United Kingdom
Trees and wood are at the centre of Olu Ogunnaike’s artistic practice. For ‘London Plain’, the artist’s 2020 exhibition at Cell Project Space, London, he used London Plane trees – planted initially to remedy the smog and pollution in London during the Industrial Revolution, now felled to make way for new businesses and capitalist expansion – to line the floor of the gallery in parquet, a common feature of art museums and ornate spaces. In addition, Ogunnaike cast a crowbar in bronze and accompan...Read more