Olufemi Oyewole, ‘Formation’, 2016, Afr-i-can Contemporary Art

About Olufemi Oyewole

Olufemi Oyewole was born in Lagos on March 23rd, 1986 and has had a fascination with drawing since childhood, a skill he continues to practices constantly.
He graduated with distinction from the Federal College of Education, Technical, Akoka, Lagos in 2006 with National Certificate in Education (NCE) in Painting and then later studied Fine and Applied Arts at
the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, graduating in 2012 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree (BA) in Fine Arts.

During his impressionable creative years after graduating from the college, Olufemi discovered the works of Abiodun Olaku; a master artist who has had a positive influence on him and his style.

Olufemi believes his ideas for painting comes from everywhere, landscapes with soft mood, the solitude of an aquatic environment at sunset, or even the story behind a scene. What keeps him excited about
painting is his endless quest to simplify and get the essence of whatever he paints.

He is an active member of the Society of Nigerian Artist (SNA), International Watercolor Society of Nigeria (IWS NIGERIA), Plein Air Society of Nigeria (outdoor landscape painters).

Artist Statement:

I see painting as a way of exploring the world and then as a vehicle for sharing those discoveries with others. As a creative and unique language, painting allows me to express ideas I cannot convey with words.

Nigerian, b. 1986, Lagos, Nigeria, based in Lagos, Nigeria

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