Today we’d like to introduce you to Idowu Oluwaseun.
Idowu Oluwaseun studied painting at Yaba College of Technology Lagos Nigeria and also at the Kunstakademie Duesseldorf Germany, but he pracised as a fashion designer for a few years before returning to painting full time. the interest he developed from fabric still remains, he has since incorporate it into his paintings. This is apparent in his FACELESS MINORITY project he is working on, a series of enigmatic portrait featuring subject with head wrapped in fabric, their faces completely obscured, but which nonetheless convey their intent via the nature of the fabric. Idowu has exhibited in Nigeria, Europe and the USA. He will be having his first solo show at HMAAC (Houston Museum of African American Culture) on the 5th of October 2019.
We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
Leaving Africa to Germany and also leaving Germany for the United States has been a bit of a challenge.
We’d love to hear more about your work.
I am a painter (Artist), all I do is paint and exhibit my works.
What were you like growing up?
I grew in Nigeria and all I knew was drawing and I went to college to study Art
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