Damilola Ilori – Nigeria 1995
Damilola llori is a Nigerian painter, born in1995 in Oyo State. He holds a National Certificate in Education of Fine and Applied Arts from the Federal College of Education, Oyo.
Inspired by the work of Kerry James Marshal and Roso Emerald Crimson and as a student of Oluwole Omofemi, Damilola is a semi-realist who expresses himself with muted colours, contour lines and figurative works. His compositions often emphasize the power of the eyes-to create emotional and mental connection.
Damilola’s work has been exhibited in Ibadan and Lagos, covered by The Guardian Nigeria, and is part of private collections including that of artist, Kehinde Wiley.