With 15,000 enthusiasts on his Facebook fan page, 29,000 on Instagram and 48,000 followers in general, a realism painter, Mr. Olumide Oresegun, is no doubt the new kid on the block who is re-energising photo-finish painting in Nigeria.
Art speaks life. And life, when portrayed in art, is beautiful in all ramifications. Olumide Oresegun is simply not an artist that expresses life, but one who captures the beauty of life and existence on canvas. As many would see it, he reveals beauty in life.
It is a week since Olumdie Oresegun released his debut portraits as an artist, but people cannot stop talking about him. His pictures and that of his works have been the topic of discussion on Facebook, twitter and Instagram.
From celebrating the virtue of womanhood to highlighting the naked innocence of children or projecting the doggedness of the average Nigerian hustler, Oresegun’s paintings address contemporary issues.
Arthouse Contemporary has announced the online auction of Nigerian artist Olumide Oresegun, from May 19 to 21, 2016, on its website, www.arthouse-ng.com.
Olumide Oresegun is a figurative artist who is best known for his hyperrealistic and emotional oil paintings. Inspired by his immediate environment and people from his local community, including his neighbors, friends, and siblings, Oresegun calls attention to the quiet moments of childhood. Whether reading, writing letters, or sleeping, Oresegun’s subjects are caught off guard in a tranquil moment of reflection.
All around the globe people are singing the praises of Nigerian painter Olumide Oresegun.
Until a couple days ago, the 35-year-old artist's hyperrealistic oil paintings were unknown to most of the world. Now they've taken the Internet by storm after he posted a few photos of his new art to his Facebook page.
Oresegun says those postings earned his enchanting, life-like work more than 200,000 shares on Facebook.
“I have been able to push my realism to a certain level at which people can reckon with, because most people don’t reckon with realism in Africa,” he says.
If, over the last few days, you haven’t bumped into the name ‘Oresegun Olumide’, you are clearly a member of either of two groups: those who are not avid users of the Internet/social media, or those who are indifferent to the aesthetic power of the arts.
Perhaps you have, and you have turned the other way, you may want to have a rethink: Oresegun is breaking the Internet with the latest release of samples from his ever-growing collection of paintings.