Meet the Brooklyn Artist Behind Beyonce’s Body Art

Meet the Brooklyn Artist Behind Beyonce’s Body Art

Nigerian-born artist Laolu doesn’t limit his art to a canvas. His work is now woven into the fabric of Beyonce’s powerful visual album “Lemonade.” I had the pleasure of experiencing Laolu’s art first hand – literally.

Laolu’s soulful tapestries transform shoes and clothing. But Beyonce hand-picked Laolu to adorn Beyonce and dancers in the songs “Sorry” and “Freedom.”┬áLaolu began as a human rights lawyer in Nigeria, but discovered his true calling by returning to his Yoruba roots.

No two pieces are the same as Laolu draws inspiration from his subjects: their personality traits and energy. Transcribing the essence of each muse, Laolu soulfully merges the old world with ours.

 

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