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Laolu  'Everything is My Canvas' #SacredArtoftheOriβ„’ laolu@laolu.nyc

http://laolu.nyc/

I've been inspired by @marvelstudios #BlackPanther .You can come see my latest creations Thursday at my opening link in bio
Music by @dj_tunez πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯#sacredartoftheori #wakandaforever

Amerikkka is to guns as Mary is to Jesus.
It’s easier to ban books in America than it is to ban guns.
In America there are 89 guns for every 100 people.
More than 36,000 Americans were victims of firearm-related deaths in 2015.
Gun-related deaths are now the third leading cause of death of American children.
Every day, 7 children are killed and 12 more are injured with a gun.
In less than two months into the 2018 calendar year we've seen 8 school shootings.
The 2nd Amendment gives American citizens the right to bear arms. However, is this really necessary? Are we at war? Yes, we are. We are at war with gun violence. How many more Mothers have to lose their children before the constitution changes?

#JointheConversation #laolunyc #charcoal #artivism #gunreformnow #enough #workinprogress #parkland #walkout #endgunviolence #marchforourlives #marchforlife

Never had a Big Brother. But I think @kehindewiley could make a pretty awesome honorary one! Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!
πŸ™πŸΏπŸ™πŸΏπŸ™πŸΏ #mentor #legend #respect #omoyoruba #artists πŸ‡³πŸ‡¬πŸ‡³πŸ‡¬πŸ‡³πŸ‡¬

#wakanda #tbt is that? @lupitanyongo πŸ‘ŠπŸΏ #Nakia

My Art is NOT 'tribal.' The word Tribal implies primitive, basic, and is a word that was used by the colonizers to describe people that became subjects. My art is NOT primitive, basic, overly simplified, nor is it easy. Most artists who are very skilled cannot draw lines the way that I do. Also, if you look at my works not only do they have intense story lines but every single pattern, has a meaning, a significance. My art is not indigenous, aboriginal, or even generally 'African.' I am a Yoruba man from Nigeria. I am African. However, just because I am Yoruba and I am African does not mean that ALL of the art I create is even African per se. My ART is NOT TRIBAL. The word Tribe is derogatory, it implies a simplicity and a lack of origin. If you have ever seen my art in real life you would never call it 'simple' and it definitely has an origin. I was raised in Nigeria and I know my culture. My mother tongue is Yoruba. My art often has Yoruba mythology and Yoruba deities in it. I weave stories into my pieces and the the patterns and lines connect these stories together. My art does not derive from the Maori or the Samoan, when I perform the Sacred Art of the Ori performance art on people, whether it be the entire body or just the face or hands, it's NOT the same as the Polynesian tattoos. You cannot just assume that all peoples who are darker than a paper bag are one and the same. We are NOT. We are not one tribe. I have never been to Samoa. I cannot claim to know anything about their culture, but I know that it's nothing like that of the Yorubas. Please, STOP using the word TRIBAL. It's racist and continues to perpetuate ideas that are incorrect.

Phoenix: A new era is born #sacredartoftheori #redbird #laolunyc πŸ“· @davidmoriya

Supporting @nandi_madida on her #NYFW2018 #Color #Collection. It was great to see your amazing creations πŸ‘πŸΏπŸ‘πŸΏπŸ‘πŸΏπŸ‘πŸΏπŸ‘πŸΏπŸ‘πŸΏ πŸ‡ΏπŸ‡¦πŸ‡ΏπŸ‡¦πŸ‡ΏπŸ‡¦ #africatotheworld πŸ“· @roguephotousa

#CatchYourEye by my Bro @jussiesmollett ft. @therealswizzz & @simplymelodie filmed on location at my solo show @scope @artbasel Miami. Go check out the entire video! Link in bio #SacredArtoftheOri #performanceart #Everythingismycanvas #LaoluNYC

"Iwin ni ta ni winter" #winter #anjonu #brooklyn #lagbaja #sacredartoftheori #iwin #omoyoruba πŸ˜‚πŸ˜«πŸ˜I can already hear my Mother πŸ™πŸΏ pleading the blood of Jesus all over this post. πŸ“· @roguephotousa πŸ™πŸΏ
Working on a #newcollection for next #winter #investorswanted #everythingismycanvas #nyfw #nyfw2018 (MY ART IS NOT TRIBAL. PLS STOP IT.)

#Repost @jussiesmollett
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#CatchYourEye ft. @therealswizzz & @simplymelodie... my second single off my upcoming debut album #SumOfMyMusic is avail worldwide for streaming and download tomorrow night at 12am est - 9pm pst. Check it out. Love y’all.
πŸ“Έ @i_am_tarricelove
Gfx: @keonimarcelo
Jacket designs by the great @laolunyc πŸ™πŸΏ

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