Oluwamuyiwa Logor has used Lagos as a muse for years. The impact of this on his work is very noticeable and iconic in every sense of it. Logor has come to be known as the man archiving Lagos, in an even compelling way than other well archived locations across the world; from Brussels to Paris to London and New York.

His documentary style approach to documenting Lagos, a place full of abundant stories not-yet-tapped means that in a few years time, by the time Monochrome Lagos reaches maturity a lot of the flitting things documented through Logor’s camera would remain with us.

Logor’ is diverting his attention away from regular documentary for a short time. This time, he is shifting his black and white pallette from photographs to drawings. Because of his dedication to archiving Lagos, Logor is juggling both with simultaneously.

In a series of post on his Instagram, he details the process and also showcases some of his new works, which of course is heavily influenced by black and white.

These things below? Yep! Good Art!

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I have been collaging with unique materials, especially the ones that have a duality to them like this "Baba Ijebu" numbers. Hope is the most abstract emotion ever. These numbers are hopeful to the pundits and pool betters in my city, infact thier canvass is a very obvious backdrop to Lagos. since 2013 i have been the observer of the human carnival that is Lagos, and watching it go from zero to a 100 and repeat is nothing short of some type of abstract beauty to it. To tinker with a conceptual piece is in itself a gamble. Last last numbers rule the world and as an ambitious artist i hope to sell at crazy numbers someday. "So next time you see the hommie and his rims spin, just know my mind is working just like them; the Rim that is" #Chiaroscuro

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Now that i am trusting my minds eye over what i see around, i am about to have alot of fun with my art. I have since done a full overhaul of my process, i am collaging more, working with very unique materials and creating at a larger scale, infact i have these set of collages that are 7ft by 4ft. The best part for me is being able to come to it naturally to think that i had forced it just a year ago where i did this collages on paper mixed with my photographs as a way to test the ideas, last two months i was in London and i had stupidly left the tap open in Lagos, my studio got flooded to knee length and damaged everything in sight including them collages. When i got back for some weird reason i was not sad infact i was playing in the water as i cleaned up. It was as if i was saying good bye to the old and welcome to the New. Lets see how that goes; but I'm in a good place creatively, doing the most like… #Chiaroscuro

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