His intense experimentations on how to distinct his style and approach of paintings from regular realism, his study so far has made him realize that painting puzzles are more understanding to solve issues so far there are missing parts that need to be filled. His works appear to gaze vividly back at us, they engage silently back and forth in an unspoken negotiation. Alogi’s works focus on his immediate environment, culture, and norms capturing them seemingly in vibrant colors.
He portrays inner emotions, history, and his experiences. His works generally emphasize mood. Alogi’s paintings are distinctive in their patient rendition of the puzzles on the subject involved. His works explore different aspects of the African diaspora and pay homage to his Nigerian identity. Alogi often uses acrylic and muted tones of colors and vibrant colors in the background. His subjects emphasize mood, emotions, and experiences.
Alogi John Damilare is an artist from Lagos, Nigeria. A visual artist known for his pursuit of painting which has begun and continues apace today. His passion for art started at a very young age. After his elementary education, he started studying art by enrolling in an apprenticeship program at Talents art kingdom. Under the tutelage of his first master Oyebola Olayinka Jacob OJ. To further his career in the art world, Alogi John Damilare graduated in painting from the prestigious Yaba College of Technology in Lagos, Nigeria. After that, he interned at Olokun studio under the tutelage and mentorship of Saheed Adelakun.
Alogi John became a full-time studio artist working and mastering the puzzle technique with the use of acrylic and oil mediums. His mode of execution of his artworks with the use of puzzles looking exactly like a real puzzle on his subjects often leaves the viewers inspired and enchanted. Alogi represents in his works, his memories, inner emotions, his history, and his experiences. His works generally emphasize humor. His paintings have been featured in some group exhibitions in Nigeria including “life in my city” in 2018 and he was among the 10 finalists in a competition in Lagos in 2019. He is currently in several private collections.
Leave a Reply