Olufemi Oyewole’s 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, he has recently begun experimenting with the upcycling of remnants from industrially manufactured carpets, the results of which will be unveiled by Bloom Art at ART X 2018.
Oyewole studied painting at the Federal College of Education, Lagos, and fine and applied art at Obafemi Awolowo University, where he is currently studying for an MFA. He has participated in several group exhibitions, including Generations 2: Future Masters, MyDrim Gallery, Lagos (2018); and Presentation 001, Afr-i-can Contemporary Art Gallery, Los Angeles (2017). He is a member of the Society of Nigerian Artists, the International Watercolour Society of Nigeria, and the Plein-Air Society of Nigeria.