What You Thinking About
What You Thinking About
"What You Thinking About" is a poignant portrait by Solomon Omogboye, capturing the introspection of a young boy lost in contemplation.
Born in Lagos, Nigeria, in 1982, Solomon Omogboye is a gifted impressionist painter whose journey began with formal studies in art and industrial design at the Lagos State Polytechnic. He later contributed his talents to the Lagos National Theatre, where he earned the prestigious AADS Best Artist of the Year award in 2007.
After six years as an art teacher, Omogboye relocated to South Africa in 2014, embarking on a new chapter in his artistic career. He attributes his prolific output to his mother's influence, herself a teacher. His preferred mediums include charcoal, pastel, acrylic, and oil on canvas, which serve as conduits for his thoughts and ideas.
Omogboye's art has been showcased in exhibitions spanning Lagos, Johannesburg, Franschhoek, and Théoule-sur-Mer, France. Characterized by bold, energetic brushwork and a talent for capturing playful human expressions, his work has gained acclaim both locally and internationally, establishing him as one of Nigeria's leading artists.
Inspiration for Omogboye arises from his travels, often found in the most unexpected places. His art reflects an ongoing journey of embracing imperfection and celebrating the inherent beauty within 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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