“When I grow up” Oluwashogo Ajayi

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About the Artwork

The artwork titled “When I Grow Up” is a poignant reflection on the transition from childhood to adulthood and the disillusionment that often accompanies it. The artist reminisces about their past and ponders the expectations they had for adulthood, juxtaposed with the reality of their present circumstances. Through evocative language and imagery, the artist conveys a sense of longing and nostalgia for a simpler time, when the future seemed full of promise and possibility. However, as they matured, they came to realize that life is far more complex and challenging than they had imagined. The piece explores themes of disillusionment, resilience, and acceptance, as the artist grapples with the disparity between their childhood aspirations and the harsh realities of adulthood. Despite the hardships they have faced, the artist acknowledges that life is what it is, and they have grown and evolved as a result of their experiences.


20 cm x 24 cm



SKU: WAA-2024-20240417000501 Category: