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kkerelé — creative process

My creativity is fuelled foremost by the inner urge to express and this urge is inspired mostly by observational works — the visceral reaction to the works of other artists and creators. Feeling a deep sense of connectedness and harmony with such works and creating something equally as magical.  Inspiration also comes from within as […]

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design & visual elements: colour

Pallete study: Colour is a universal language that crosses cultural boundaries.  It has the power to stimulate, excite, suggest and create a feeling of warmth or coolness. It is our most profound element in creating and giving the desired direction to both our designs and visual communications.  Our palette is mostly made up of colours […]

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dialogues: excerpts from the dictionary of obscure sorrows

Words for emotions we once felt by john Koenig. Chrysalismn. the amniotic tranquillity of being indoors during a thunderstorm, listening to waves of rain pattering against the roof like an argument upstairs, whose muffled words are unintelligible but whose crackling release of built-up tension you understand perfectly. Sondern. the realization that each random passer-by is living a life as vivid […]

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visual essay: comfort zone by Allan Kaprow

In June 1975, Allan Kaprow staged the comfort zone activity at galeria vandrés in Madrid. The activity consisted of eight rules or protocol for couples at the time when demonstrations of intimacy were checked by the authoritarian regime then in place. The title refers to the invisible territorial bubbles we unconsciously create around our bodies […]

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welcome to kkerelé

Bio. kkerelé enunciated as /kke-re-le/ is a Lagos based brand using traditional methods and techniques to create leather goods centered around design, longevity and thoughtful production. Process. Each piece is created by hand, one at a time — on a made to order basis and occasionally in small batches. This process allow us to eliminate […]