A professional artist and a trained Mass Communicator was born on the 7th of February, 1976 in Nigeria. He is a self trained Artist in all respect, borne out of the love for the arts and that innate desire to express himself.
He began to exhibit steadily and his works continue to gain recognition amongst top Art galleries and notable art collectors in his home country Nigeria, while a number of international galleries have shown interest in his paintings.
Tolu Aliki works in several media, but with a flair for Oil Pastel. Most of his works have found its greatest expression when addressing the concept of passion-Love, Music, family and everyday social interactions.
His works exhibit a high standard of understanding and application of colours, depth of content and aesthetic beauty. The uniqueness and originality of his works gave them the flair and authenticity no art lover could resist.
He stated that “My paintings are manifestation of my pride for my African background. I paint in vibrant colours, most times using my favourite medium, oil Pastel, to tell the stories of social life and culture in the black African continent.”
Usually, He renders human figures in a unique stylized form, often times they are sensuous, meditative and elegantly dressed. With this, He tries to capture deep emotion..the joy , the trial, and the hope of the African people in interesting classic subject matters.
I feel it is important to share this enriching experience with fellow Africans, as well for people living in other continent to learn what it is like to be an African.
With my art, I intend to create a positive impact on those who come in contact with, or collect my works by enriching their spirit, and also to continue to make my works a great asset to art collectors around the world.
He lives in Lagos where he continues to paint in his private studio.
He is a member of the Society Of Nigerian Artist (SNA), Visual Artists Society Of Nigeria(VASON) and The Artzero Group.
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