Artist Statement of Olatunji Benjamin Damilare

His work experience with other artist gained him more exposition. Olatunji is one of the artist that is of the innate transcendentalism of this contemporary world. Although, before Olatunji discovered himself as an artist, he was an apprentice under different masters most who where not experimentalists and expressionists but realists he started out as an impressionist, realist and now an abstract expressionist. he uses a visual language of shape, form, colour, and line to create a composition which exist with a degree of independence from visual references in the world.

He arranges various elements in a decorative manner for the expression of his feelings with the usage of condensed superficial colour sensations constituting an image with the clarity of form and purity of sensation that fits him. He participated in group exhibitions. Among his contemporaries Olatunji Benjamin stands out with his unique style of approach in bringing an unbeatable imagination to reality. He defines art as a means of conceiving the world visually making statements with experiments and transforming visual perception into a material form through perception and expression.

His arts has an originative function in this process, giving plastic precision to inhibitions and aspirations that remains unrepressed and voiced. He is driven by his restless energy to depict a spectrally heightened and distorted actuality with a tendency to individualization and fragmentation and his style taking a full expressionistic vigour. Olatunji paints with emotions and randomness and capture his emotions and subconscious thoughts on the canvas.

He explores the juxtaposition of shapes, forms, colours and collage. His fusion of image in his constructive design forms the narratives of his work. He starts from basically visible objects where he constructs them in the simplest forms and shapes before the fusion of image to bring an unknown phenomenon to reality. He works from construction to deconstruction and the known to the unknown which turns out to be an abstraction.

Olatunji creates both inner and outer beauty in both figurative and pure abstractions. In His statements he said "my creatures are powerful enough to inform the human soul". He is his own king, priest and god. He believes that art is the exposition of an unknown reality also is the lens we need to see through to save the world. Olatunji Benjamin Damilare is a thinker whose thoughts he brings to reality through his expressions