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Stephen Obisanya

by NYCgo.com Staff
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(b. 1989, Lagos, Nigeria; lives and works in Staten Island, New York)

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AGAPE, 2020. Digital photograph. Courtesy of the artist

Artist Statement

AGAPE is a meditation on interdependence. As my father often recites, “No man is an island, entire of itself.” These past few months have represented a personal moment of deep introspection and revelations on the things that matter most. To accurately capture that in an image is a lifelong quest, but solemn gestures and tender moments like these offer a useful language on what it means to be together but apart right now. 

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