Janet Adenike Adebayo (b. 1997) is a self-taught Nigerian artist, born and based in Lagos. She refers to herself as a “confessional” artist, as her art is an expression of intimate moments and openness of truths and feelings others may be otherwise shy to confront. She began her journey as a painter in 2017 and for her artistic background, Adebayo worked at Double R studio, under the mentorship of Rahman Rasak.
Janet, who obtained her Higher National Diploma from the Federal Polytechnic, Ilaro, where she studied Food Technology, now expresses herself using acrylic and mix media on canvas, employing techniques such as her
signature “mosaic skin” tones, fusing a collage of colours to create humanoid figures, made obvious by exaggerated features.
Janet's work has been featured in multiple exhibitions including; Identity-Who are you? (1952 Africa, 2022), Spectrum (Dica art gallery, 2022), Contemplation (Yenwa gallery, 2022), HER VIM Exhibition (Kakaaki gallery, 2021), Shaping the Figural Gaze (Kunstmatrix, 2021), Open Art exchange: Female online exhibition on show in Schiedam April (2021) and A mini–Art Exhibition on The Television Channel TVC, 2021). She also volunteered at Project 40 Charity Art Exhibition: Contribution of Plein air paintings to benefit children with disabilities and Down Syndrome in May 2021.
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