This is not a real place, 2021
oil and acrylic on panel

This is not a real place explores ideas of manipulated memories and parallel timelines. This piece depicts two locations that are simultaneously being demolished and constructed in the same neighbourhood; together they are joined to create an illusion of a space that is both existing and non-existing.

About the artist

Raoul Olou is a multidisciplinary artist based in Toronto, Concepts of nationality, citizenship, race, identity, and archiving the mundane are core themes explored in his work.