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Barry Yusufu (Nasarawa state, Nigeria)
Barry Yusufu (Nasarawa state, Nigeria)
Barry Yusufu (Nasarawa state, Nigeria)
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Barry Yusufu (Nasarawa state, Nigeria)

Love Thy Brother 

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Barry Yusufu (Nasarawa state, Nigeria)
Love Thy Brother 
Charcoal and acrylic on canvas
50 x 40 in. (127 x 101.6 cm.)
Executed in 2019.

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Lot Essay

Born in Nasarawa state, Barry Yusufu is a self-taught visual artist from the north central part of Nigeria. From a tender age Barry found art to be a medium to express his thoughts, emotions, ideals, ideas, concerns and passions. He is a traditional artist who uses dying art media ranging from charcoals, coffee, paints, papier mache, collage and graphite to tell stories using model dramatization, colors and a great deal of imagination. His style of art is Contemporary Expressionism which he calls Kolo Art meaning madness in a sane way. As a traditional artist he has participated in several local exhibitions, most notable being the Felebration Art Competition and Exhibition 2019 and Action Aid’s Art4Development. His style surpasses conforming to a norm, hence being experimental about his art; working through a wide range of mediums while paying rapt attention and consciousness to his freedom to express. He hopes to influence the world with the humanity, emotions, lifestyle and personality embedded in his art. Barry is also the leader of an art movement called “The Kolony”, a brotherhood of young contemporary Nigerian artists.

Artist Statement:
Love Thy Brother: Love Thy Brother talks about brotherly love and what can be achieved with it. With my art, I try to stir up the aspects of life we mostly as a people overlook. In the piece are two brothers — one putting his trust in the other representing loyalty and the other ready to support. You would also see a halo around their head representing the height of success that can be achieved if brothers put their hands together.

Barry Yusufu
Email: yusufbarry0@gmail.com
Social media handles: Instagram/Twitter @barryyusufu_art.
Phone number: +2348166579134

Representation:
Carter Fine Art Services
carterfineartservices.com
heather@carterfineartservices.com
Instagram: @carterfineart
917-686-8095

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