Monday, 6 July 2015


Good Evening everyone. I hope you've all had a great start to your week. Today's post is about the "Coherence in Duality" exhibition by Artist and Engineer Dipo Doherty.

The exhibition held between the 13th and 19th of June at West Africa's foremost gallery the  "Nike Art Gallery" and it was truly something to behold.

As it turns out, I went to school with the artist and as such, I had been following some of his work and inspiration on instagram and had been very impressed with the level of creativity and his train of thoughts. So quite naturally, when I saw a post advertising his upcoming exhibition, I knew I had to catch it and I was really glad I did.

I know at first glance for the novice, the paintings look like a bunch of beautiful crafted, super abstract and somewhat esoteric body of work but that couldn't be further from the truth.

                                                                       Baby Boy

Coherence in duality is an incredibly creative and intellectually vast curation of art  that explores everything from the economic upheavals of the oil rich Nigeria, to the concept and reality of self actualisation; which the artist achieves through a deconstruction process.

What I found to be remarkably interesting was that, no matter how different the inspiration behind each painting, there was one central theme... "Knowledge" or at the very least the quest for it.

It was very much about breaking free from the limitations of our own perceptions and coming to a deeper understanding of self, environment, the complexities of being and some of the most prominent philosophical questions of life.

It really was quite a complex but apt body of work and I was grateful I got a chance to have the artist work me through the various paintings, their meanings and some of the inspiration behind them. Being let in on the artists unique perspectively, definitely brought a deeper appreciation to not just the work, but the meaning behind them

It is possibly one of the most thought provoking body of works I've ever seen and so it came as no
surprise that it was a critical success and a well deserved one if I might add.

 In an era of astounding mediocrity, Dipo Doherty has what is arguably, one of the greatest minds of our generation that I've had the pleasure of peeking inside. He is definitely an artist to watch.

PS: He did joke about people being somewhat disappointed in his otherwise regular; no tattoo and no multiple piercings having appearance. Lool!


Erin Ijesha Waterfalls at Night

                                                                                                                           L- R : Me, Artist (Dipo Doherty) and Adim

                                                          PHOTOGRAPHY by : Vincent Okoro

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Friday, 3 July 2015


       Happy New Month guys! I hope this new month brings you all the joy and happiness you desire.

 Here's my  blackish look to my friend's younger sister (Idera's) 21st birthday dinner party. The beauty in the floor length neon yellow dress is the celebrant, Idera. Isn't she gorg?!


                                                                  (Birthday Girl; Idera)

(He meant to photobomb me, I turned around just in time)

Thank you all for stopping

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                                                                 Pearls; Old, Shoes; Asos,
                                                                           Clutch; Aldo

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Happy new month guys. Colour is one of the most poignant elements in interior decoration and while I love the clean all white with hints of gold or metallics interior design approach, there's something terribly personal about a colourful home or space.

Bright colours in particular tend to bring a warmth, calm and sometimes playfulness to interior decor, that allows you sit a little less like you are in a museum and a little more like you are in a more intimate space.

One of my biggest struggles with interior decor, is reconciling my love for White, somewhat ostentatious yet minimalist interiors (stay with me) with the allure of bright, warm, colourful interiors.

It's particularly interesting for me because it mirrors my approach towards style; constantly straddling the world of completely dark/white look and very colourful and print heavy ensembles, with both worlds rarely colliding. 

So as you can imagine, this post was a very interesting one for me to work on, as I saw a little bit of a blend between white bases and an infusion of that homey warmth that bright colours bring.





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                  DISCLAIMER: All Images used in this post do not belong to Sapphire Brushstrokes.
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Thursday, 2 July 2015


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