Framed Ink on paper

Muktair Oladoja

55cm x 44cm



Oladoja is a self taught prolific illustrator from the southern part of Nigeria. Oladoja, developed his practice, by trying different media and currently focuses on illustrations.  He weaves intricate pen & watercolour tapestries on delicate paper using repeat patterns. The drawings are overlaid with colour interspersed with sections of monochromatic black and white.

Oladoja’s artwork drawing inspiration from market scenes, festivals and cultural tradition from the origins of yorubaland in Nigeria.

What is unique about Oladoja’s drawings is that on closer inspection the skin of his human figures are made up of tiny creatures symbolising a closeness to nature. His stark negative space sections left black and white only serve to further highlight the contrasting colourful panels of activity.

Oladoja is in his 30’s, he lives and works in Ile- Ife and Abuja Nigeria.

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