Muhammad Samir Buari
MA Fine Art
Aspiring artist Samir Buari is passionate about ecology and mental health. Born in the commercial capital of Nigeria in a variety of Lagos neighbourhoods, via a combination of formal and informal educations, Samir learned the darker truth behind the phrase, “Money makes the world go round”. Currently pursuing an MA in Fine Art at Norwich University of the Arts, he traces the links between modern capitalism to slavery, using his knowledge to shed light on how much, in fact, hasn’t changed since its abolition in the 1800s.
A staunch advocate for anti-imperialist agendas, he frequently crafts compositions chronicling the traumas inflicted on his people by the systems set in motion since the colonization of his motherland. While he does believe that some form of reparations would go a long way towards alleviating some of these ills, he acknowledges the difficulty of executing such a massive economic outlay and strives to create a more accepting world.
Buari considers himself a Dadaist painter as he uses satire to highlight the shortcomings in the world today and not-so-subtly point out where we all could improve. His compositions, however, have a mind of their own often eschewing the energetic brushstrokes of Basquiat and the drawings of expressionist and religious painters.