Orí is a Yoruba metaphysical concept. Ori, literally meaning “head,” refers to one’s spiritual intuition and destiny. It is the reflective spark of human consciousness embedded into the human essence, and therefore is often personified as an Orisha (god) in its own right. -Wikipedia
Afínjú means a very neat and cautious person. A person who pays doting attention to self and environment. Going deeper, Afínjú connotes the attributes of aesthetics, taste, excellence, being polished, fashionable in a person.
Spending 6 months of the national quarantine period together, both artists working daily on their private projects decided to host a show. Although the intention to hold a father-son exhibit had surfaced since 2018 but had little effort invested as both artists were deeply involved in their practices.
Gbenga viewed pet bottle like human relationships. People tend to discard valuable ties as soon as the benefits are gone or no longer needed. Metaphorically, this is what he called a “Table water syndrome”. Hence, a synergistic drive between Gbenga’s upcycle art and Segun’s subjects founded a theme: Orí L’Afínjú.