Nigerian artist, Toyin Odutola, is currently the third most generously compensated Nigerian artist, after her illustration, ‘Compound Leaf’ was sold for £471,000 (N215 million) at the Sotheby. As per reports, Odutola’s weighty deals have outperformed deals made by craftsmen like Njideka Akunyili-Crosby, and the incredible Ben Enwonwu.
Craftsmanship as a method for dealing with stress: For Odutola, workmanship fills in as her way of dealing with stress since she moved from Nigeria to America as a kid. The stun from her progress brought about her doubting her character. She started attracting to escape from her musings which further changed into an “analytical, learning action” for her.
Talking with Vogue about how workmanship helped her getaway, she stated, “I was fixated. Catching all that I saw and being captivated with the fantastically basic undertaking of taking a gander at something and transmitting it onto paper. It’s prompt enchantment.”
Odutola makes mixed media illustrations on different surfaces, examining equation based portrayals and how such pictures can be temperamental, foundational and socially-coded.
Presentations: Odutola has taken part in such a large number of displays at different establishments, for example, The Drawing Center, New York (2018—19); Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2017—18); Brooklyn Museum, New York (2016). She additionally displayed at the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis (2015); Studio Museum Harlem, New York (2015, 2012); Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield (2013); and Menil Collection, Houston, (2012).
Her accumulations: Her lasting accumulations incorporate Museum of Modern Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Birmingham Museum of Art, Baltimore Museum of Art and New Orleans Museum of Art. Odutola’s accumulations have additionally been shown in the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Princeton University Art Museum, Spencer Museum of Art, Honolulu Museum of Art, and the National Museum of African Art (Smithsonian).