This September, a new line of artworks produced by Raji Bamidele, will be exhibited at the International Institute for Creative Development (IICD-Center), Abuja, and will serve as his first solo exhibition. This exhibition is a collaborative project and is sponsored by the Institut Français du Nigeria (IFN) — the cultural arm of the Embassy of France in Nigeria.
Entitled TI OJU RI: an inquest into the perception of distorted realities, this array of hyper realistic drawings is going to be centered on themes ranging from man’s escapism and embracement to reality. He makes to create conversations that draw attention to the subjective nature of focus, that is, how one’s mental and physical state hones their definition, acceptance or rejection of what goes on around them. The exhibition is, in all, a thematic exposition of the artist’s background that makes up his ideology.
Raji Bamidele is a hyperrealism artist who produces works that consider natural laws, mathematical, philosophical and scientific principles.
He is based in Lagos, Nigeria and currently enrolled as a student at the University of Lagos. His works have made it into private collections and have been exhibited in several art shows including at the 2015 and 2017 editions of the Life in My City Art Festival (LIMCAF) and in galleries including Omenka Gallery, Thought Pyramid Art Center. He is a recipient of the Prix de la Jeune Création, a Young Talents Award from the French Embassy in Nigeria within the framework of the LIMCAF event.
He is also a Silver member of the Africa’s Young Entrepreneurs (A.Y.E).