Bunmi Agusto

Bunmi Agusto is an artist, writer, curator and art historian who explores fantastical and allegorical storytelling. Her mixed-media artworks combine painting, drawing and printmaking to depict otherworldly landscapes merged with geometric compositions that draw from West African aesthetics embedded in Agusto’s cultural consciousness. Collectively, her work is informed by a paracosm — an alternate reality with braided terrains that the artist has named ‘Within’. This world reflects the artist’s interiority and is a site to explore psychology, cultural theory and the evolution of selfhood through the lens of fantasy. ‘Within’ functions as a repository for all people, objects and theories the artist encounters in her waking life as she creates fantastical retellings of her lived experiences as well as the unseen mechanics of the metaphysical forces around us.

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