Oresegun Olumide: a Nigerian painter with hyperrealistic paintings
Following the sharing of his paintings on social networks, the Nigerian painter Oresegun Olomide has aroused a huge enthusiasm from 800 to 28,000 subscribers on his Instagram account.
The 35-year-old painter explains:
Last week I decided to share one of my works to show people what they could expect from my next exhibition, and then it was very much shared, “he told Quartz.
The CNN channel has also pleased the talented work of this Nigerian painter.
From the age of 4, Oresegun Olomide is passionate about art. He worked tirelessly and graduated in fine arts from Yaba College of Technology in Lagos, Nigeria. He is a realistic painter who transforms his works into real pictures of life. He draws his inspiration from his community and all those around him.
Very gifted, he presents us with paintings with hyperrealist oils, which you can confuse with a photo. In the paintings of the children below, water droplets slip on their faces and it really feels like digital photos, because the paintings are so real. Water is a recurring theme in Oresegun Olomide’s works because, according to a popular adage in his mother tongue Yoruba, “water has no enemy,” Olumide told CNN.
Moreover, he testifies in his art to the innocence of children and the virtue of women. His work can take between 2 to 3 weeks or more of a month if the picture is very complex.
Photo Credit : Oresegun Olomide
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