Rewa who goes by ArtByRewa on Instagram is an artist who does beautiful paintings using watercolour and acrylic. At the opening of the young contemporaries 2017 exhibition at Rele she showcased a series of pieces she calls ‘Travelers’. According to Rewa:
The pieces are called the travelers, as you can see there’s Lagos, Johannesburg and London. I wanted to give the audience my self expressions of how I felt in these cities. As you can see London was a bit of “oh my God, why are they talking to me,'”a lot of the time I’m distracted cos I have to twist my tongue to speak queens English and that’s not who I really am, so that’s what you see.
In Johannesburg I was lonely, I didn’t like being by myself and I felt really down that’s why in those images she’s looking blue and she’s down.
And Lagos is my happy city, as you can see she’s looking up, she’s optimistic, the colours are a lot more vibrant.
The pieces are hand painted and it takes about three weeks to work on one. It actually does take time to segment it and paint, because if I put just one color wrong, it ruins the whole piece.