Wole Ayoola’s ‘The Route’ opens at Cornelius Adepegba Museum of African Art, IAS-UI

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The first solo exhibition of the works of Wole Ayoola will open at the Cornelius Adepegba Museum of African Art (CAMAA) at our Institute on 13 September, 2018.

The exhibition titled ‘The Route’ features 50 works, including paintings, mixed media, and drawings, and is curated by Prof O.I. Pogoson.

Trained as a fine artist at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, specializing in painting, Ayoola has worked as a graphic artist and illustrator for agencies and security print firms. He was also an art teacher, but is now a full-time studio artist practising in Ibadan.

‘The Route’, commemorating his fiftieth birthday, is a symbolic narrative on the path he has pursued since he discovered his artistic being as a little boy growing up in Ile-Ife.

2018 09 13 Wole Ayoola exhibition 1

 

2018 09 13 Wole Ayoola exhibition 1

The professor (acrylic on canvas, 18x22 in.)

 

2018 09 13 Wole Ayoola exhibition 1

Africa in my dream (soil & acrylic on canvas, 24x36 in.)

 

2018 09 13 Wole Ayoola exhibition 1

This is Lagos (oil and acrylic on canvas)

 

2018 09 13 Wole Ayoola exhibition 1

The displaced, the deprived (acrylic on partly burnt wood, 12x25 in.)

 

2018 09 13 Wole Ayoola exhibition 1

Wole Ayoola