“I AM A LONDON BASED VISUAL ARTIST AND TEXTILES ENTHUSIAST, INSPIRED BY WORLD CULTURES; IN PARTICULAR THE INFLUENCE OF TRIBES AND CUSTOMS IN ART AND DESIGN. I EXPERIMENT WITH MATERIAL, COLOUR, PATTERN AND TEXTURE TO PRODUCE CONTEMPORARY IMAGES AND ILLUSTRATIONS”
I’ll admit, I’m biased when it comes to her work; I’m lucky enough to call her a childhood friend (a rarity!). However it’s not that hard to see why I champion her stylised work so much. Her début series includes a fusion of traditional African cultures – the perspective of a woman who is a product of African Diaspora. Looking at her work as someone from a similar background (Otite is of Nigerian descent) I see many parallels with my background. The colours, the subject poses and the textiles. They’re all intrinsic to a myriad of beauty that makes African culture stand out. However where you’re from is most definitely not a requirement. With an exhibit I’m looking forward to more of her work as time goes on.