Ayobola Kekere-Ekun is a Nigerian artist whose work utilises the quilling technique to create depictions of her observations of womanhood, gender and society. I personally love her use of materials especially the Ankara material that is very popular and prevalent in African culture. They successful add a lot of colour and design into her works.
I was first introduced to her work through a post in the discord in the artist discovery channel and she’s definitely on my list of artists to watch in 2022.
Ayobola is currently participating in a group exhibition titled ‘Unity’ at Volery Gallery in Dubai.
I’ve attached pictures of some of her works but also some of the Ankara materials that I have myself at home.