Lola Betiku - Labet

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Lola Betiku


Lola Betiku - better known by the moniker ‘labet’ - is a self-taught Nigerian-British painter based in East London. Labet’s work serves as a figurative and abstract diary which explores themes of identity and representation.

Drawing influence from her rich Nigerian heritage, many elements of her work converse with the ideas of belonging and femininity which she uses to reflect on how these evolve within cultural and traditional expectations. 

Labet’s paintings narrate stories about nostalgia, relationships, and interactions within our daily endeavours.

Acrylic on canvas is the main choice of medium for Labet when creating her deeply expressive works, with a particular  focus on the use of a vibrant palette of colours as well as bold patterns. Both elements are often used concurrently to explore the emotional complexities and narratives in each painting.