Moyo Oyelola

Multidisciplinary artist
(512) 577-7065m@melements.memelements.me
Moyo Oyelola

Moyo

Oyelola

The LINE Residency

Joy of the Nations

2018, archival photo paper, wood frame, 20 x 16 in

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Moyo

Oyelola

The LINE Residency

Au Mountain

2020, archical paper, wood, 20 x 16 in

$
500

Moyo

Oyelola

The LINE Residency

Right above it

2019, archival photo paper, 14 x 20 in

$
300

Moyo

Oyelola

The LINE Residency

AKR

2020, Oil, ink on paper, 30 x 20 in

$
350

Moyo

Oyelola

The LINE Residency

Progess

2018, Photography in

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0

Moyo

Oyelola

The LINE Residency

Contrast

2018, Photograph in

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0
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About the Artist

Moyo Oyelola is a photographer, multimedia artist and activist. He creates intimate, real interactions with his subjects and communities and synthesizes that into deep, universal activations expressed in multimedia, photography, environmental installations and public arts projects. Born in Nigeria, Moyo moved to Austin when he was seven. Having grown up as the "product of two worlds" has shaped his thinking and work, reflecting perspectives of pan-African and modern western worlds. Moyo's work has been featured in brand films, advertising, editorial, music videos, environmental installations, personal projects, and an evolving number of public arts projects.

Artist Statement

"I design to extend the questions and not find the answers. It is vital to lead with your 'why'. I look for the natural output of what is happening in communities and individually and flow things out whether it is joy, fear, anger or love. Nigeria is factored into who I am. There are layers to me as there are all kinds of parts and pieces to everyone's story. I think that's why I am fascinated by little things--patterns and source materials and how people in places like South Africa use scraps and pieces of material to create something that is substantially different. I am inspired by people who were consciously aware of themselves and what was happening in their communities and the world--Renaissance artists, Nigerian Afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti, Nina Simone, James Baldwin and Muhammad Ali."