Ope Lori uses lens based media to draw the viewer in through the ways that looking dynamics, are turned upside down, from positions of power to powerlessness, from being passive spectators to consciously viewing participants. She is interested in the use of aesthetics in making visually pleasing screen images, but which also draws the viewer into the work, by experiencing the image through desire and pleasure, playing with both our social and internal politics.
"My works are purposely thought provoking and challenging, through my explicit use of stereotypes in re-presenting dominant social narratives."
Born in 1984 Ope Lori lives and works in London. She teaches at both Chelsea College of Arts, Leeds Arts University and holds a Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship at Transnational Art Identity and Nation Research Centre, UAL, where she completed her PhD in 2014.