Joseph Matthew Bidemi, was born and bred in Jos, Plateau state where his mother is
from. He comes from the Yoruba tribe of Oyo state, Nigeria and now resides in Lagos
where he is currently practising as a full time studio artist. He graduated in 2012 from the
prestigious Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria,Kaduna state, Nigeria, where he obtained his
Bachelors degree in Fine arts, specializing in drawing and painting.
Greatly mused by the anthropology of emotion, he enjoys the distinct movement of the
palette knife which he uses to achieve tactile impressionism juxtaposed with subtle lines and strokes of