Barry Yusufu, Lady for Telescope, 2020, Charcoal, coffee and acrylic on canvas, 127 x 127 cm. Courtesy of Luce Gallery and the artist.Barry Yusufu is a self-taught visual artist who uses a multitude of mediums ranging from charcoals, coffee, paints, papier-mâché, collage, and graphite to tell stories. He has called his art style ‘Kolo Art’ meaning ‘madness in a sane way.’ His style surpasses conforming to a norm through experimentation and working through a wide range of mediums while paying rapt attention and consciousness to his freedom to express. He hopes to influence the world with the humanity, emotions, lifestyle and personality embedded in his art. Yusufu is also the leader of an art movement called ‘The Kolony,’ a brotherhood of young contemporary Nigerian artists.