Daniel Obasi is a Nigerian born multidisciplinary Artist who uses Fashion, films, and Photography as a way of exploring Afrocentric concepts that can be described as whimsical, soft, yet Seductive and powerful contrasting with sharp silhouettes, colours, and Stories that illuminates his ideals and perspective on societal issues surrounding gender, beauty, race, Sex, Sexuality, and Power. Deeply inspired by old cinema and Afro-futurism Daniel's work seeks to create alternatives and offer an ever refreshing perspective on the African Narrative. More now than ever before he is encouraged to use his work as a platform for activism.
In what ways does nature inspire or inform your work?
Recently I have been obsessed with compositions; balance and the idea of imperfect yet perfect… Nature does that. You look around and everything has a perfect form and an ideal composition that shouldn’t necessarily go together. Nature informs my work a lot in that way.
What does it mean to you to be part of a thriving ecosystem?
An ecosystem that puts the overall wellbeing of the planet first before anything else. Sadly we live in world where the economy comes first.