olumide oresegun

a nigerian hyperrealistic artist
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Olumide Oresegun was born in 1981 in Lagos. A distinction HND graduate of Painting from Yaba College of Technology in 2006, 'Olu Van Gogh' (his nicknamed by his classmates because of his painting skills) was greatly influenced by his lecturers some of whom include the well resected Kolade Oshinowo, Peter Coker to mention a few. Since his graduation, Olu has participated in numerous group exhibitions, and has had (2) solo exhibition.
Olumide experienced an unbelievable sensation of neo-classical and installation art when he visited the ARCO 2009 exhibition in Madrid, Spain. The detailing of Peter paul Reuben's work both mesmerized and challenged him to focus more on pushing realism to stage of hyper-realism by creating a barrier between realism and abstraction in his own work. Olumide was featured on CNN African Voices in March 2016 as part of a feature on artists making waves.


2013 - Heritage Rising, Heritage Bank Exhibition, Lagos
2012 - Nothing but the Truth, Mydrim Gallery, Lagos
2010 - October Rain, 12th annual juried exhibition, Society of Nigerian Artist, Lagos Chapter, Nike ARt Gallery, Lekki, Lagos
2009 - Salon, Nigerian Embassy, Madrid, Spain
2009 - October Rain, 11th annual juried exhibition, Society of Nigerian Artist, National Museum, Lagos
2008 - Life in my city Exhibition, Enugu
2008 - October Rain, 10th annual juried exhibition, Society of Nigerian Artist, National Museum, Lagos
2006 - Spain Through the Eyes of Nigerian Artist, Hilton Hotel Abuja, Nigeria
2006 - Goethe Institute / Chidi Kwubiri workshop, Cologne Germany
2004 - Where the Journey ends and Begins, Yusuf Grillo Gallery, Lagos
2002 - The God of Ages, Didi Museum, Victoria Island, Lagos


2009 - 1st Prize, Spanish Embassy Competition
2008 - 1st Prize, Don Quixote in Nigeria Competition, Spanish Embassy
2007 - 3rd Prize, Spanish Artist Nigeria Styles Competition, Enugu, Nigeria
2006 - Overall Best Student Award, Fine Arts Department, Yaba College of Technology, Lagos, Nogeria
2005 - 3rd Prize, Goethe Institute / Chidi Kwubiri Exhibition, Goethe Institute, Lagos Nigeria


2014 - Glistening, Mydrim Gallery, Lagos
2011 - Moment of Reason, Mydrim Gallery, Lagos


Chief Mrs. Chinyere Okwonkwo
Chief Executive Officer, Clemco Company
Sir David Osunde
Chief Executive Officer, Koch Nigeria Limited
Archbishop of Abuja, Archbishop John Onaiyekan
His Holiness Pope John Paul II
His Holiness Pope John Benedict XVI

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