ARTISTOLA BALOGUN

Balogun works mainly in oil on canvas; he has held 35 joint shows with his themes featuring woman, their works and other aspects of rural life.

Ola Balogun graduated from Auchi polytechnic in 1999 majoring in painting. His works are intense and bold with dazzling colours that radiate vibrancy. The artist does not dwell on elaborate details in depicting his figure

His focus is largely on the form that he defines with rough lines as though he were trying out a sketch in composition .But the dark outlines added to these areas of strong colors position the figures within spatial dimension. Balogun works mainly in oil on canvas; he has held 35 joint shows with his themes featuring woman, their works and other aspects of rural life.

For the robust figures of Balogun, the element of volume is used to determine their proportion; and contrary to the clue which the face of the depicted figure largely offers to the comprehension of its mood, the structure`s frame, for Balogun seems to convey whatever emotion embedded in the figure.

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