The Nigerian artist, who works across various media, found her voice through scribbling, and has now created a clothing brand to speak more to the values and ideals she holds.
26-year-old Ayanfe Olarinde, who goes by her first name, immortalizes a contemporary moment in time with her scribbling art. A process that turns crooked lines into something meaningful, her work is a metaphor that she believes relates to life, and the ability to embrace flaws and fractures, and turn them into feats of expression.
Ayanfe will soon take up an art residency in Johannesburg, and will be having her first solo exhibition outside of Nigeria, at London's JD Malat Gallery, in April. She spoke to OkayAfrica about using scribbling as a form of voicing her experiences.