I believe that people’s thoughts, emotions, and stories are being carried in their minds, and whether obvious or not so obvious, have always inspired me. In my work, I tend to combine modern people with African tradition and history by painting figures with the characteristic of a “gazing ball” as their head. Which is the main theme of my work. In History (the spheres? ) are known as “Spheres of Light”. They have healing properties and can bring good luck and prosperity. Sometimes I paint spherical heads that depict landscapes whilst other times surreal spaces and places. Mostly based on my intuition and the model’s personality. Overall, the spheres convey the beauty of people’s existence that is being reflected in their heads.
Aladejare Ayodeji (b. 1995), known as the Spherical Artist, is a figurative Realism painter born in Ekiti state of southwestern Nigeria, while today lives and works in Lagos. Aladejare Ayodeji studied painting in the Art Education Department of the Yaba College of Technology in Nigeria. Ayodeji co-founded Ayowole Academy of Art in (2014) in Lagos. A free Art school for children where he teaches drawing and painting.
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