In creating for installation, my concept is determined by the community history and values, the building structure, environment, and collaboration with the architectural designers and engineers. I often love to express and entertain with my contemporary art. The multi-coloured led light, which is installed behind the new accordion-fold metal gate transmits moving patterns of engaging effect unto a canvas wall. This installation in Winnipeg, Canada is another contribution to community beautification via modern art and contemporary architecture!! - Yisa Akinbolaji -

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It’s Time for Play: metal and light installation, accordion-fold metal gate transmits moving patterns of engaging effect - W115” by H72ins

Sharing the Journey: metal and light installation - W16ft by H32ins


- Yisa Akinbolaji -

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Sharing the Journey: metal and light installation - W16ft by H32ins and Time To Play W115” by H72ins.


Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba, Hon. Philip S. Lee and the Nigeria High Commissioner, Prof. Iyorwuese Hagher, unveiling the mosaic, “Peace and Purpose” created by Yisa Akinbolaji. October 17, 2011.

Clients of Canadian National Institute for The Blind interact with installation.

Yisa created five public art mosaic for Ogunnubi Architectural Firm in Lagos, Nigeria in 1997 before immigrating to Canada. These mosaics were installed on prominent buildings in Ikeja, Lagos. The artist continues to see the value of community beautification through mosaic installation once  he settled in Canada his new home.  He worked with a journeyman to install a H70” x W36” mosaic in North End, Winnipeg, and another experienced builder to install a H36”x W192” mosaic on his house in River Park South, Winnipeg.


“The building structure, the environment, and collaboration with the architectural designers determine how I create my composition (figurative, non-figurative or abstract) so that the architecture, the environment and my work all complement one another. My work is not complete until people have seen and interacted with it. I also take great pride in knowing the durability of my public art creations and their ability to withstand diverse weather conditions and the chance of vandalism. This is a legacy for future generations”. 

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