Spotlight: Moses Sodipo’s Impressionist Paintings Are Steeped in Yoruba Symbolism
In our ‘Spotlight’ series, we highlight the work of photographers, visual artists, multimedia artists and more who are producing vibrant, original work. In our latest piece, we spotlight Moses Sodipo, an Abuja-based Nigerian impressionist painter who creates bold paintings inspired by Yoruba symbols and motifs. Read more about the inspirations behind his work below, and check out some of his stunning paintings underneath. Be sure to keep up with the artist on Instagram and Facebook.
Describe your background as an artist briefly and what led to you creating art?
My name is Moses Moses Sodipo, I’m from sagamu local government, Ogun State. I love drawing right from my primary school. I developed a strong passion for drawing, so I decided to pursue art. My passion for art made me to start drawing and painting often
What are the central themes of your work?
The central themes of my work are based on the situation of the economy and society
Sometimes the themes of my work are the latest news going on in the society…. representing the happenings in the society in painting
Describe your evolution as a visual artist?
I started drawing at tender age, though I was struggling with forms, shading but nevertheless I continued drawing and painting with poster colours.while I was in my senior secondary school there was no Fine art teacher but I kept drawing and painting. When I got to SS3 I got some few visual art textbook to study for my West Africa Examination Council (W.A.E.C) Visual Art exam…I was tutored by A Painter, Mr. Saheed Alimi, After my secondary school I decided to study Fine Art in the university so I applied for Jamb and I chose University Of Benin..in my year 1, i met Mr. Eugene Aghimien, Mr. Rukevwe Ohworione and some other senior students to guide me in drawing and painting. I started learning from there and I’m still learning till now..
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