James Adebayo, (1996)

James Adebayo (b.1996) born and lives in Ilorin, Nigeria is a self-taught artist working predominantly with acrylic and oil paint. His figurative paintings often depict scenes of historical and contemporary life, familiar moments, mundane activities and simultaneously convey innate human emotions and nostalgic feelings. James draws on his personal experience of double vision, his distinctive visual language constitutes of distorted figures with pink and blue skin tones which ultimately reference the vibrant butterfly pattern—a metaphorical representation of the constant transformation of life—from ignorance to awareness.