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What if the Grass is not greener on the other sideDimension: 106.6 x 152 cm • 42 x 60 inches
$3 456.00 inc. tax
“What if the Grass is not Greener on the Other Side” by Atiye Afolabi is an emotionally charged and thought-provoking painting that captures the essence of human introspection and the yearning for something more. The young man’s introspective gaze, framed by his iconic afro and the lantern, serves as a powerful reminder that the answers we seek may lie within ourselves rather than in external circumstances. Through this artwork, Atiye Afolabi invites viewers to embark on a journey of self-discovery and contemplation, challenging conventional notions of happiness and fulfillment.
This artwork has been created by Afolabi Atiye
“What if the Grass is not Greener on the Other Side” is a captivating and evocative original oil on canvas painting by the talented Nigerian artist, Atiye Afolabi, featured at the esteemed Artkofa online art gallery. This poignant figurative artwork presents a compelling portrait of a young black man, distinguished by his voluminous afro, standing amidst the warm glow of sundown. Gripping a lantern, he gazes into the distance, as if in search of something elusive—reflecting the poignant sentiment conveyed in the title.
Atiye Afolabi’s masterful brushwork skillfully captures the emotion and introspection in the subject’s expression, inviting viewers to contemplate the deeper meaning behind his longing. The symbolism of the lantern he clutches suggests the desire to shed light on the unknown, while his quest for something he feels is missing resonates with the profound question posed in the title.
In the background, the setting sun bathes the scene in a blend of vibrant and somber colors, further accentuating the young man’s contemplative mood. The contrast between the fading light of the day and the lantern’s glow creates a powerful visual metaphor for the search for truth and fulfillment, inviting viewers to question the perceived allure of the unknown.
“What if the Grass is not Greener on the Other Side” delves into themes of curiosity, aspiration, and the search for identity. It challenges the notion that external circumstances or possessions will inherently lead to contentment, urging viewers to consider the significance of inner fulfillment and self-discovery.
Atiye Afolabi’s artwork serves as an introspective exploration of the human condition, particularly in the context of societal expectations and the quest for fulfillment. Through the poignant portrayal of the young black man, the artist prompts viewers to reflect on their own aspirations, desires, and the pursuit of happiness.
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|Dimensions||106 × 152 cm|
Sold with certificate of Authenticity from the Artist and Artkofa
106.6 x 152 cm • 42 x 60 inches
Not framed (Shipped in a tube)
Oil on Canvas
Hand-signed by artist