We teach children about life; they teach us what life is all about. In all my pieces, I find children to be a fascinating subject matter. Their fluidity and how they imitate adults that they see as models, especially their parents. They act and imitate their parents to the finest detail, from the attire they put on to the tone of their voice. Through my paintings, I try to portray children’s imitations of their parents in different series, from “The New Way Fairer” to “You Carved Me, Inheritance”, using different colors and layers of acrylic. I’m hoping to work on more series centered around children and their dynamic ways. I believe that if children can physically mimic their role models to such an extent, imagine how far they have gone in their innate imitation.
I am Atilola Afeez Olanrewaju, I was born on 23rd of December 1988. I am an inborn artist, and my father is a painter. Atilola Afeez Olanrewaju was born and brought up in Iseyin, Oyo state, Nigeria. Vividly, I recollect that my father used to take me to his workshop where he paints motors, house painting, sign writing, etc. Started to progress in my interest in Art and Industrial Design. Where I started my professional Art career when I had served different Bosses in the art field.
I decided long ago to further myself in my Art career where I had my National Diploma (N.D) at The Polytechnic Ibadan. Later, I had my Higher National Diploma (HND) Certificate after I learned some skills in Art Moreover. My view is that Art is inbuilt, and I believe I have a strong passion for it. My emotions are connected to what I do despite that I came from a creative background.