Toyin Odutola

Toyin Odutola, Maebel, 2012, pen and ink on paper, 12 x 9 inches.

Toyin Odutola, Untitled. (Dotun. Enugu, Nigeria.), 2012, pen and ink on paper, 14 x 11 inches.

Toyin Odutola, Uncertain, yet reserved. (Adeola. Abuja Airport, Nigeria.), 2012, acrylic, pen and ink on board, 20 x 30 inches.

Toyin Odutola, Untitled (Study), 2012, pen and ink on paper, 9 x 12 inches.

Toyin Odutola, I wish you would, 2011, acrylic, pen and ink on board, 20 x 30 inches.

Toyin Odutola, You can have her..if you can find her. (No. 1), 2011, pen ink and marker on paper, 12 x 9 inches.

Number One on Hank Willis Thomas‘ top ten in the April 2012 issue of Artforum Magazine.

TOYIN ODUTOLA

Born in Nigeria and raised in Alabama, Odutola now lives in San Francisco, where she is completing her MFA at California College of the Arts. She will tell you that skin has a geography, and it is this territory that she explores through portraiture. Rendered in ballpoint pen, her surfaces are obsessive and intricate. Every stroke is drawn with care—thousands and thousands of lines create the almost completely saturated bodies of her dark figures.

Images courtesy Toyin Odutola.com

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