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Abiola Oladotun Yusuf is a visual artist working in painting, mixed media painting, Digital painting and illustration. He was born into the Abiola's family in Nolende town, Akinyele local government of Oyo state , on the 26th of August 1988 spending most of his early life in Lagos. He later proceeded to the University of Lagos , Akoka Lagos. Obtaining a Bachelor Degree in Art ( B.A ) 2012. Yuself loved the sense of freedom of interpretation and exploring different media feeling a sense of peace during creative processes. Choosing to explore the movement of expressionism where he draws inspiration from and is influenced by renowned artists whose works reflect an expressionist style, this has driven the artist to explore this style of painting in more depth.
Tola Wewe was born in Okitipupa, Ondo State, Nigeria in 1959. He trained and graduated with a degree in Fine Art from the University of Ife in 1983. He then went on to obtain a Masters degree in African Visual Arts from University of Ibadan, Oyo State in 1986. Tola Wewe worked as a cartoonist before becoming a full time studio artist in 1991. During the early years of his career, three major influences characterised Tola Wewe's works: the first was his basic academic training at Ife, the second his masters research programme in the Ijaw water spirit mask and thirdly society - particularly the Yoruba society. His style draws from the Ona symbols of the Yoruba and his themes project traditional lore and myths of his native Yoruba culture. Wewe describes himself more as a witness than an author, "communicating with the spirits of the ancestors, and drawing out the invisible spirits - the anjonnu, emere and the ebora - who make the art works…I am the vehicle, and they are the drivers. We go on these strange journeys to the most remote ends of imaginative experience."
Damola Adeyemo started art at earlier age.He trained under Oyebanji Banjo when he was in secondary, who taught him how to draw. He later further to learn painting under Dotun popoola and Jonathan Imafidor. He attended diploma in fine art a two years course in Obafemi Awolowo university ile Ife. He has participated in many art exhibiting and art competition such as Infectivity 2014 - 2018, national art competition 2015, life in my city 2016, Rehab street exhibition 2016. He won the best artist of the year and best 2018 DRAUGHTSMAN. Damola Adeyemo is currently in Obafemi Awolowo university Ile ife doing his B.S.C in fine and applied art.
Curator Title : Private Collector & Art Connoisseur
About: This curator working on behalf of Sartch is a seasoned private collector boasting a renowned art collection ranging from emerging artists to avant-garde artworks. He has developed unique relationships with prominent artists which has aided in securing limited edition pieces. His knowledge of art is extensive and within his experience has developed a key eye for identifying emerging artists and consulting on art investment.