"I started drawing from an early age; making efforts to project senses out of stick figures and engender a distinct sense of emotionality as necessary. My Father was a contractor who specialized in painting and decoration through whom I was exposed to some intricacies of design and decoration. My dad would often regale the rest of the family with stories of how I would roll in paint whenever he took me to work while I was a toddler. He would dress me in whatever fabric he had on himself at the time. I studied Painting in Nigeria at the prestigious Yaba College of Technology Lagos and also graduated with a bachelors degree in graphic design from the Art Institutes of Pittsburgh in 2012. My themes are such that explore the hidden part of our daily lives, such emotions and feelings which we mostly think are mundane but are the essence of who we are, such as I have been through. My colors are Fauvist in outlook and my presentation is often classified as that of an impressionist artist. Classify me however you wish, I like to make my colors bring nostalgia and deep emotions out of your encounter with my paintings, you walk away feeling deeply about the theme and vibrant colors that make your dialogue with my art /life worth your while."
Said Oladejo-Lawal, painter