About Olufemi

Olufemi Oyewole’s (b. 1986) paintings are the result of his endless quest to capture and simplify the essence of life’s quiet moments, the in-between scenes where nothing much appears to be happening but which speak volumes about our individual and collective humanity. Known primarily as a watercolourist, Oyewole believes painting should be creatively understood beyond the academic introduction of colours as pigments. He has recently begun experimenting with unconventional materials, majorly Rugs and Carpets and he concentrates on the reuse of its industrial waste to avert or minimize its contributions to environmental pollution. He engages with these repurposed materials to investigate how fundamental changes in culture can affect one’s perception of identity.

Oyewole’s work is thematically linked to human expressions and the aesthetic relevance of African culture. Cutting several sizes and shapes, he uses the carpets as brushstroke. He creatively paste the carpets at different depth and directions to create a painterly effect on either his canvases or wood panels.

 SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2019                OLUFEMI OYEWOLE, Bloom Art Gallery, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria. (Curated by Ugoma Adegoke)

2018                UNSCRIPTED, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria (Curated by Dr Segun Ajiboye)

ART FAIRS:

2018     ArtX Lagos 2018, Civic centre, Victoria Island. Lagos, Nigeria.

2019    ArtX Lagos 2019, Federal Palace Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

  1. GENERATIONS 3 (Future Masters series), Mydrim Gallery, Ikoyi, Lagos,

Nigeria.

  1. GENERATIONS 2 (Future Masters series), Mydrim Gallery, Ikoyi, Lagos,

Nigeria.

2017        October Rain, (SNA annual exhibition), National museum, Onikan, Lagos

 

  1. GENERATIONS (Future Masters series), Mydrim Gallery, Ikoyi, Lagos.

 

2016        Art exhibition/Auction, International Conference on Disability, Civic Centre, Victoria

Island, Lagos, Nigeria.

2015       Art exhibition/Auction, International Conference on Disability, Civic Centre, Victoria

                 Island, Lagos, Nigeria

2015        Rise Above Terror, Empower Hall, Abuja, Nigeria

 

2014       NUGGETS, Mydrim Gallery, Ikoyi, Lagos.

2014       Cupid, Alexis Gallery, Victoria Island, Lagos.

  1. October Rain, (SNA annual exhibition), Nike Art Gallery, Lekki, Lagos, Nigeria

2014       14th annual Pastel Exhibition, Mydrim Gallery, Ikoyi, Lagos, Nigeria

2013       Nigeria @53, NLNG, Bonny Island, Rivers State.

2013       October Rain (SNA annual exhibition), Nike Art Gallery, Lekki, Lagos

2012        New names, an exhibition of Paintings and Sculptures, Oau, Ile-Ife – Osun

2010      Society of Nigerian Artists (Watercolour, Pastel and Drawing Exhibition), Omenka                                                                                                     

           Gallery, Victoria Island

2009         Dialogue between cultures, Omenka gallery, Victoria Island, Lagos.

  1. October Rain, (SNA annual exhibition), National Museum, Onikan, Lagos

2008          Art on the Mainland, National Council for Arts and Culture, National Theatre,        Iganmu, Lagos

2008        October Rain, (SNA annual exhibition), National museum, Onikan, Lagos

PARTICIPATED AUCTIONS:

  1. Arthouse Affordable Art Auction, KIA Motors, Victoria Island, Lagos.

 

  1. Arthouse Affordable Art Auction, KIA Motors, Victoria Island, Lagos.

 

2016         Lagos Art Auction, Terrakulture/Mydrim  Gallery, Intercontinental Hotel, Victoria Island Lagos, Nigeria

 

  1. Lagos Art Auction, Terrakulture/Mydrim Gallery, held in Terrakulture, Victoria Island,

Lagos, Nigeria.

2014         Lagos Art Auction, Terrakulture/Mydrim  Gallery, Intercontinental Hotel, Victoria Island Lagos, Nigeria.

SELECTED WORKSHOPS/SEMINARS:

2017    Environmental Design And Management International conference (EDMIC 2017),

            Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun

            (Participant)

2012    Pure Design , Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun

            (Participant)

2012    Oyasaf Workshop, University of Lagos, Akoka, Lagos

            (Participant)

2011    Oyasaf Workshop, University of Lagos, Akoka, Lagos

            (Participant)