Damola Adepoju was born in 1975 in Lagos where he grew up though an indigene of Iree in Osun State. He attended the Institute of Textile Technology for a Diploma in 1998 and got his National Diploma at the Lagos State Polytechnic in 2007 and later enrolled for his Higher National Diploma programme. With prolific studio practice, Damola Adepoju has participated in not less than 30 group exhibitions both at home and abroad. A painter who is so much in love with the acrylic medium for its fastness and the Lagos scenes for its rich themes and inspiration has, according to him, painted more than one hundred landscapes of Lagos state. Many of Damola Adepoju’s scenes of Lagos life and landscapes can be seen in GTB banks across Nigeria and in private hands of many expatriates. With a naturalistic style that expresses the peculiar Lagos life in picturesque details, Damola Adepoju’s paintings are a record of the urban life in the Lagos of his time. His paintings “Apongbon”, “Oshodi”, “Abeokuta Street” and “Spirit of the Day” are good examples of his style and records of Lagos.
Damola Adepoju’s love for atmospheric appearances pitches him with the impressionists except for his love for the black and white paintings. They could be described as monochromes but restricted touches of other colours in such paintings negate this.
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