Prayers Before Bed
Prayers Before Bed
Solomon Omogboye's artwork, "Prayers Before Bed," offers a profound portrait of two young lads kneeling in prayer, with closed eyes and clasped hands.
Omogboye's art conveys a range of emotions, aiming for viewers to experience awe, wonder, excitement, gratitude, appreciation, joy, hope, freedom, acceptance, and curiosity in their lives.
Born in Lagos, Nigeria, in 1982, Solomon Omogboye is a gifted impressionist painter who initially studied art and industrial design at the Lagos State Polytechnic. Later, he contributed his talents to the Lagos National Theatre, earning recognition with the AADS Best Artist of the Year award in 2007.
After six years as an art teacher, Omogboye moved to South Africa in 2014. He credits his prolific output to his mother's influence, herself a teacher. His preferred mediums include charcoal, pastel, acrylic, and oil on canvas, conveying his thoughts and ideas.
Omogboye's art has been exhibited in Lagos, Johannesburg, Franschhoek, and Théoule-sur-Mer, France. Characterized by dynamic brushwork and a talent for capturing playful human expressions, his work has gained acclaim, establishing him as one of Nigeria's leading artists.
Omogboye finds inspiration in his travels, often in unexpected places. His art reflects his journey of embracing imperfection and appreciating the beauty in life's diverse experiences.
"I share in my paintings what I hope others get to feel in their lives: awe, wonder, excitement, gratitude, appreciation, joy, hope, freedom, acceptance, and curiosity."
Solomon Omogboye is a gifted impressionist painter born in Lagos, Nigeria in 1982. He studied art and industrial design at the Lagos State Polytechnic before starting work at the Lagos National Theatre. He won the AADS Best Artist of the Year award in 2007.
Omogboye worked as an art teacher for six years before moving to South Africa in 2014.
"I've always been a prolific painter, encouraged by my mother, who was a teacher," he says. "My paintings reflect my thoughts, inspiration and ideas, using mainly charcoal, pastel, acrylic and oil on canvas."
Omogboye has exhibited his work in Lagos, Johannesburg, Franschhoek and in Théoule-sur-Mer, France. His bold, lively paintings, characterised by energetic, bold strokes and capturing playful expressions of human anatomy, have attracted local and international attention for many years, firmly settling him among Nigeria's leading artists.
"The beauty I see in every existence is my inspiration to paint," he says. "For me, painting is a practice of focusing intentions moment to moment – mirroring what life is really about."
This gifted and humble artist says he finds inspiration wherever he travels – and it's not always the obvious thing that catches his eye. "My paintings reflect what I continue to learn in life: that the only perfection is imperfection and the appreciation of what is."
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