Samson Bakare

Samson Bakare (b.1993) is a Nigerian multidisciplinary artist. His work centres around black identity and values in both contemporary and historical contexts. East African Coptic art has been an influence in his practice, with the theme and subject of his work being a hybrid of classicism and stylisation which he calls Afro-classicism. His work is heavily inspired by fashion and he was among nine artists selected to re-envision and re-interpret the Gucci Ingrid 1947 bamboo bag working in hand with the global creative director for Gucci, Alessandro Michelle.