Upon first glance, Lagos artist Oresegun Olumide‘s work may look like high resolution photographs, but they’re actually detailed oil paintings.
His body of work focuses on a variety of elements including beautiful brown skin tones, hair textures and water.
According to CNN Style, there’s a reason why paintings follow a water theme. A traditional saying in his native Yoruba language states that “water has no enemy.”
He discovered his passion for art at the age of four and started pursuing it in 2005.
He also told the source that his work is “a gradual process, taking around two to three weeks to create individual pieces..and depending on the intricacy [he] want[s] to achieve, it can take a couple of months.”
After attending the Yaba College of Technology in Lagos, where he majored in Fine Art and graduated with a distinction, it’s no surprise to see that his art has received international recognition.
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