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Hi, my name is Beyan Gajere, a final year student (graduating class of 2019) of this great University. This is my stand at the exhibition and as an Artist, I believe in recycled art. In doing recycled art, I get junk materials from the dustbin and beautify them into something useful and aesthetic.
This painting here is not from recycled material though. It’s a conventional painting made of acrylic on canvas for my 300 Level work. But one of the recycled arts I’ve worked on is this one here, which consists of different pieces of junk I picked at random from around the University campus and painted them into this beautiful piece.
I think my most important piece is this one here, which is my final year project work and I titled it The Study of Pain. It is inspired from experiences from my hundred level through four hundred as a student on this campus; and as an artist I decided to capture and showcase it for my exhibition.
As you already probably know, Arts is the ability to creatively explore both conventional and unconventional materials; and ABU has given me the opportunity to explore unconventional materials in Arts. This final year project is made from unconventional material. I used pieces of tree bark and pieces of paper which I all found in my environment. Life, like tree barks, is hardly smooth for us, right? So in this work I used tree barks to represent some of the rough times I have experienced during my student life here in Ahmadu Bello University. Meanwhile, the pieces of paper represent the good experiences I (and my colleagues) also had learned from our Lecturers which has culminated in our becoming graduates today.
So all in all, thank you for having interest in my story... this is what I can show for now but my course mates will also show you their wonderful paintings shortly. Peace!
I used pieces of tree bark and pieces of paper which I all found in my environment. Life, like tree barks, is hardly smooth for us, right? So in this work I used tree barks to represent some of the rough times I have experienced during my student life here in Ahmadu Bello University. Meanwhile, the pieces of paper represent the good experiences I also had learned from our Lecturers.BEYAN Gajere
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