Wewe states that the exhibition will be featuring 16 paintings and 16 terracotta pieces which look like painting. It is significant that this outing is coming exactly 16 years after the last exhibition of the artist at Alliance Francaise. He emphasised that figure 16 is playing a significant role in this show. “The last time I had an exhibition with them (Alliance Française) was in 1999, that is exactly 16 years ago, and when they asked me the title of the exhibition, I told them Sweet Sixteen.”
Revealing the spirituality in the works, he said: “Figure 16 has a numerical significant meaning in Yoruba land. 16 is perfection. The figure 16 has great spiritual connotation in the Yoruba traditional religion corpus. Sixteen is 4 x 4 where 4 stands for perfection. When repeated in 4 places, Excellence is achieved. That is the numeric of the spiritual dimension.
From the images Wewe presented during the interview session, those coming to see the work will see lots of nudity, and the celebration of the finest in the artistic study of human anatomy. He curves, rich colours, and motifs, creating amazing tactile sensation and effects.
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