Eniwaye Oluwaseyi is a self-taught Nigerian artist from Kogi state. He holds a Bachelors in Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering from the University of Ilorin. His practice is primarily centered around portraiture and impressionistic realism, working with various media to portray individual narratives, as he believes everyone has a unique story to tell.
Oluwaseyi sees himself as a critic and an observer. His paintings are influenced by societal and political injustice, racial conflict and pressures of modern life. Working in oil, charcoal and acrylic on canvas, he uses bold and vivid colors representing human figures with visible and striking brush strokes to give his paintings a strong physical presence. “I try to combine unusual mediums to show I go beyond the borders of religion, race and tradition”, he says.
Eniwaye Oluwaseyi navigates through the intricate struggles that form the backbone of individual tales of existence, working with various media to tell the stories of individuals in society. His art works are impregnated with the struggles and experiences of individuals, evoking strong feelings of hope and redemption in the minds of viewers who connect with his pieces.
- 2020 The Politics of Shared Spaces, ADA\ contemporary art gallery, Accra, Ghana
- 2021 (Re)Pose, Galerie Ron Mandos, Amsterdam, NL
- 2020 The Medium is the Message, UNIT London, London, UK
- SAY IT LOUD (I’m Black and I’m Proud), Christie’s, New York, USA
- Drawn Together, UNIT London, London, UK