Adetunji Paul


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Of Spirit & Magic




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When I was 11, I had a friend who always seemed to be in his own little fantasy land. Always shooting imaginary enemies and making explosion noises with his mouth. One day I started copying him and began to create my own world and dream up the characters in it. I was never bored.

As I got older the story became more complex and the characters had grew in depth, I began to experiment with writing the story. It was a book. I had written about 15% of it when I stopped. Still I could never shake this fictional universe I created.

Today that story lives on in this art collection. Conceptually, it’s a book and each artwork is a page in the book. It’s story about women in their power, in themselves. It’s a world ruled by five families, all led by matriarchs. It’s a window into the “what if?” question of Africa and all the other minorities who have been oppressed and decimated.

This collection is my first, I hope my prints find a place in your possessions. I hope we all one day live in a world of Spirit & Magic.

For Blessing, Simbo, & Temi.