UH Arts is delighted to present a solo exhibition by British-Nigerian artist Adébayo Bolaji. In Pursuit of Flow brings together new works made specifically for the exhibition during lockdown alongside works drawn from the past five years of Bolaji’s artistic career.

Adébayo Bolaji’s expressive and dynamic works, which include painting, sculpture, collage and film are rich with references to personal history, as well as cultural notes from his Nigerian heritage and home city, London. He plays intuitively with figuration, abstraction, deconstruction and scale, filling the Gallery with large colourful paintings and playful sculptures made out of found objects that bring to mind mystical creatures.

He has created new works for the exhibition that focus on the sense of flow and the change in an individual’s personal journey in life. The works can be seen as autobiographical, reflecting on where we are as a society right now. Bolaji’s “dialogue between the internal and external world” is also evident in the film works and poems displayed in the exhibition.

Adebayo Bolaji standing next to his artwork: Trojan,  a horse like structure

Adébayo Bolaji with his work Trojan, 2020. Image credit Amoroso Films.

Please book a timed slot in advance

The Art & Design Gallery is open 
Mon-Fri 10:00-16:00
Sat 11:00-15:00 (during exhibitions only) 

In line with COVID-19 guidelines, all visits to the Gallery will be booked online and in advance. This is to help us manage the visitor numbers, limit queueing and reduce contact.