MEET THE ARTIST
Osaretin Obaseki of Osa North
"Strawberry Kisses" Gray Sweatshirt by Osa North, $60
"Osa North" Sweatpants by Osa North, $40
"Theme Park" Tote by Osa North, $25
I am a student artist at Columbia College Chicago. The world that surrounds us and also the work we make as a response is what constantly inspires me. One of the things that interests me about ShopColumbia is the community it has created since 2008 both, locally and on a national scale. Connecting people together and problem solving are values I would like to echo throughout the art I make. Historically, I have worn my merchandise for the August 2020 issue of Chicago Reader. I have also appeared on Fox 32 News circa April 2018. Roc Nation is my most recent partnership and we worked with Chicago artist, Vic Mensa, on his visual album.
Using different substrates to print garments like direct to garment, embroidering, and screen printing are a few of the ways I execute my art. One of my most significant collection of garments were screen printed with black, white, and red ink. Blank hoodies and t – shirts are ordered from Champion or Gilden. These companies facilitate the process of printing merchandise. My garments are listed at my website, www.osanorth.com, and I use this as my medium for selling. Other mediums to reach customers include Instagram, snapchat, and twitter.
After printing these graphic designs, my work as a student artist continues to be more complex. Whereas making a sustainable living from art is a common destination for artists, I want to enhance the experience of having art and what a customer feels after consuming it. Why should you buy this hoodie or skully? Why would you not want an osa north piece in your gallery?
Artist Meet + Greet and Performance
December 17th, 3-4pm at ShopColumbia
Listen to Osa North perform, grab a couple of sweets, and enter to win a $10 or $50 ShopColumbia gift certificate!
Shop more of Osa North's work in-store and online!