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Date nightDimension: 121.9 x 91.4 cm • 48 x 36 inches
$3 132.00 inc. tax
In summary, “Date Night” is a masterful portrayal of a significant moment, skillfully crafted by Aliu Olatunji. This original mixed media painting invites viewers to immerse themselves in the vibrant atmosphere of a bar and explore the emotions and memories encapsulated within. The eyes, both lifelike and evocative, serve as windows to the past, creating a poignant narrative that resonates with the viewer’s own experiences and reflections on relationships.
According to the artist, “Date night was inspired by my date with Yetunde, I met her first in her house but the first place we had a very good conversation was in the bar. I hope we last long with each other and hope we explore to more in life.“
“Date night” is created by Aliu Olatunji
Introducing “Date Night,” an exquisite artwork by the accomplished Nigerian artist Aliu Olatunji, available for acquisition at Artkofa online art gallery. This original mixed media masterpiece, expertly composed using charcoal, acrylic, and oil on canvas, presents a captivating fusion of abstract realism and storytelling.
In “Date Night,” Olatunji transports us into a realm of emotions and memories, expertly capturing the essence of a significant moment. The vivid and colorful background sets the stage, depicting a bustling bar where the artist once shared an encounter with a lover. The vibrant hues and dynamic brushstrokes evoke the lively ambiance of the venue, immersing viewers in the atmosphere of the scene.
Central to the composition are the four eyes that draw our attention—a captivating blend of photographic realism and artistic interpretation. Two eyes, prominently positioned in front of the bar, invite us to peer into the heart of the experience. They reflect the emotions, connection, and anticipation shared during the encounter. Adjacent or behind the bar, two additional eyes in the form of photographs provide an intriguing juxtaposition. These eyes offer a glimpse into the past, a visual representation of memories frozen in time, while also inviting viewers to reflect on the passage of time and the evolution of relationships.
The interplay between the vibrant background and the captivating gaze of the eyes creates a powerful narrative within the artwork. Olatunji’s mastery of mixed media techniques is evident in the seamless fusion of charcoal, acrylic, and oil, enhancing the depth and texture of the composition. The use of photographs as elements within the artwork adds a layer of visual intrigue and invites viewers to contemplate the connection between the present and the past.
“Date Night” is not merely a portrait; it is a visual story that captures a moment of connection, shared emotions, and the complexity of human relationships. Through his meticulous craftsmanship and artistry, Aliu Olatunji invites us to experience the emotions and memories associated with a significant encounter. The artwork stands as a testament to the artist’s ability to create compelling narratives through his innovative use of mixed media and captivating subject matter.
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|Dimensions||121.9 × 91.4 cm|
Sold with certificate of Authenticity from the Artist and Artkofa
121.9 x 91.4 cm • 48 x 36 inches
Not framed (Shipped in a tube)
Charcoal and Acrylics on Canvas
Hand-signed by artist