Gbenga Komolafe – Our Truths, Be Told – 2023 (video)
Gbenga Komolafe is a Nigerian artist currently based in Los Angeles. Exploring the intersections of textile, video, sound and sculpture, Gbenga draws from the parallels between traditional Yoruba cultural practices and the innovative craftsmanship of mid-20th-century queer and black American communities. Gbenga’s practice builds on ancestral traditions of batik, quilting and cult imagery by implementing modern techniques like digital manipulation and assemblage. They have directed various experimental, commercial, and narrative films. Winter Insect, Summer Flower, which Gbenga wrote and co-directed, premiered at Slamdance 2022.