Dotun Popoola

Dotun Popoola is a Nigerian painter and sculptor who holds a National Diploma in painting and general arts from Auchi Polytechnic, Edo State, and a BA in sculpture and MA in painting from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria.

Though still active as a painter (especially of murals), Popoola has more recently been engaged in an ongoing series of hybrid artworks that fuse sculpture and painting, and involve the welding together of scrap metal of all kinds — car parts, kitchen utensils, etc. — to create imposing pieces in varying degrees of anatomical precision, that allude to a variety of upheavals in African society.

Popoola has participated in over thirty group shows in Nigeria and the United States, and his work has been the subject of three solo exhibitions, the most recent of which, Irin Ajo, was held at the Signature Gallery, Lagos, Nigeria (2018).

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