Details:

This painting depicts an unsatisfied ballerina taking a short break after a rigorous practice session. This composition explores how a time of rest is a moment to reflect on mistakes and make necessary improvements.
Unframed
Signed

① Artwork:

Time Out

This painting depicts a ballerina taking a short break after a rigorous practice session. Intent on productivity, the subject has an unsatisfied expression; she is in a moment of rest, yet the position of her legs indicates she is contemplating her next move. This composition explores how a time of rest is not a total break, but a moment to reflect on mistakes and make necessary improvements.

Consisting of both acrylic and oil paints, Daniel Adenitan’s work draws influence from his environment, historic events and the lifestyle of Africans in general. The artist’s compositions explore the lifestyle and fashion of Africans in the 1970s by featuring figures with afro hairstyles and clothing that captures the common style of that era. The illustrated figures are a combination of friends and strangers, as well as people invented from the artist's imagination. Adenitan's narratives bring a spotlight to the vibrance, excitement and mood that was shared in the 70s, reminding viewers of its cultural and ethnic significance. While creating these works, the artist is surrounded by music and a surplus of natural light.

Specs:

26 inches
36 inches

③ Artist:

Daniel Adenitan

Centered around the lifestyle and fashion of Africans from the 1970s, Daniel Adenitan’s narrative paintings depict a combination of friends, strangers and figures from his imagination. While surrounded by music and a surplus of light, the artist uses both acrylic and oil paints to create works that draw influence from historic events and African lives and culture. Adenitan’s work spotlights the vibrance, excitement and shared mood of a culturally significant era.

Daniel Adenitan:
Time Out, 2022
Oil on canvas
36.0 × 26.0 inches /