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Folasade Adeoso’s Digital Collages [Gallery]

Artist Folasade Adeoso creates digital collages to highlight untold stories in photographs.

For years Nigerian/Canadian artist Folasade Adeoso has been honing her skills, not only posing in photographs as a model, but also taking a place behind-the-scenes the camera working as a digital designer. Last year we spoke with Adeoso in an extended interview on her burgeoning career as a digital artist and her hopes of having her works exhibited or published into an art book. Just last week she organized and showcased Folasade x 1953 Presents... Osun, her first solo art reception and pop-up shop in Brooklyn. In several collages of hers, bouquets of flowers strategically obscure a woman's face to highlight an otherwise untold story in another woman's admiration of her body. "I want to tell a different story than the one the photograph originally told, or create a new story within the one that’s already there," she told us last year. Employing the use of distinct graphing lines to guide the viewer towards a focal point, Adeoso uses captivating ethnographic photography as a base for each story she wishes to tell or "so that that person can tell the story." View more of Adeoso's pieces in the gallery above.

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