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Suraj Adekola (b. 1983)

Nigeria

 

Suraj is one of the leading African/Nigerian artists with an international repute. He attended Auchi Art School and graduated in 2007. He has sustained a full time studio practice since then with several major solo exhibitions.

Suraj works on settings from daily life, such as rooftops and market scenes. Although this is a characteristic of many developing nations, these scenes are often unorganized mixes of color and activity. He explores the relationship between the characters in his scenes and the environment, and between the colors that made up both features. He uses the formal elements and principles of art harmoniously, such as textures, values, balance, spaces and unity to create a sense of appeal to the viewer. He plays with the idea of human impact and their relationship with nature, which often results in a vicious visual romance.

In 2017, Suraj was listed among the TOP FIFTY Nigerian artists by turnover at African Art Auctions. His works have been featured at Piasa African contemporary art auction in Paris, Bonham's African art auction in London, and some more art auction in Nigeria.

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