OLATUNJI BENJAMIN DAMILAREwww.ArtPal.com/benolatunji4
OLATUNJI BENJAMIN DAMILARE is a Nigerian contemporary painter and a mixed media Artist. He defines art as a means of conceiving the world visually making statements with experiments and transforming visual perception into a material form through perception and expression. He is his own king, priest and god. He arranges various elements in a decorative manner for the expression of his feelings with the usage of condensed superficial color sensations constituting an image with the clarity of form and purity of sensation that fits him.
His arts has an originative function in this process, giving plastic precision to inhibitions and aspirations that remains unrepressed and voiced. He is driven by his restless energy to depict a spectrally heightened and distorted actuality with a tendency to individualization and fragmentation and his style taking a full expressionistic vigour. He is one of the artist that is of the innate transcendentalism of this contemporary world. His exploration is on shapes, forms, colors and collage. His fusion of image in his constructive design forms the narratives of his works. He creates both inner and outer beauty. In His statements he said "my creatures are powerful enough to inform the human soul"
He was trained as a painter in the school of art Yaba college of technology in Lagos before he started his explorative research. He has participated in group exhibitions. Among his contemporaries Olatunji Benjamin stands out with his unique style of approach in bringing an unbeatable imagination to reality. He believes that art is an exposition of unknown reality also is the lens we need to see through to save the world.
His ideas are basically from visible objects where he contstructs them in the simplest forms and shapes before the fusion of image to bring an unknown to reality. He works from construction to deconstruction and the known to the unknown which turns out to be an abstraction. It's no doubt that Olatunji Benjamin Damilare is a thinker whose thoughts he brings to reality through his expressions.
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