As a black artist I strive to communicate internal worlds through my art. Through digital platforms I create visual art that explores blackness. Blackness permeates-- my body, mind, past, future, now, my love, my life. Blackness informs me, how you see me. Black is the way I move through the world, the way the world moves through and around me. It's the space surrounding. Inescapable, unerasable. Blackness is always at the front and back of my mind.
Obafemi Matti is a Nigerian born photographer/ videographer who explores visual art through a blend of street scenes and a touch of magical realism. He lives in Philadelphia with his wife and one year old child and uses the city to create worlds shrouded in mystery and transformed by a futurist aesthetic.