ACRYLIC-GOUACHE ON COTTON ARCHIVAL PAPER
Raoul Olou (b. 1982, Benin) is a multidisciplinary artist who grew up as a Beninese national in French-speaking Senegal. His practice is driven by the act of archiving the mundane, with his work centring largely on concepts of nationality, citizenship, race, and identity.
Through this series of fragmented paintings Olou presents an exploration of the spaces we inhabit and how we interact with them. Olou’s shattered compositions call attention to concepts of perception and experience as they relate to environments that are well-known to the viewer.