Offo’s paintings are expressionist masterpieces inspired by the craftsmanship of traditional African art
Gbenga Offo (born 1957) is one of Nigeria’s leading contemporary artists. He graduated as best student in Arts and Graphics from the Yaba College of Technology in Lagos in 1984, and thereafter worked as an illustrator for leading advertising agencies, Lintas and Insight Communications for over a decade, before becoming a full time studio artist in 1996.
Offo’s paintings are expressionist masterpieces inspired by the craftsmanship of traditional African art. A liberal Artist, his frequent application of figurative art in an environment of increasing varies debates around conceptual art and installation methods are a testament to his free will.
He has taken part in numerous solo exhibitions in the united kingdom, United States, and his native Nigeria, and his works are in many leading corporate and public collections.