Ayoola Gbolahan

‘Omoba’ (Prince) Omogbolahan Ayoola is a multi-dimensional artist who specialises in abstract expressionism and symbolism. His work draws inspiration from human behaviour and human anthropology channelled through the prism of his art as his interpretation of the world.

Over the years, he has continued to gain national and international acclaim and is in the private collections of many renowned collectors. He has had several solo exhibitions throughout his career tracing the trajectory of his work as well as group exhibitions with major art galleries and foundations including the African Artists Foundation (AAF) in Lagos, the Galerie 23 in Amsterdam, Rele gallery Lagos, Kanbi Contemporary London and the Arc Gallery London.

Omogbolahan exhibited as part of the group touring show titled “The Last Picture Show” hosted in Paris, Lagos and Douala by Le Groupe CFAO. More recently, his work was featured on ‘When they see us’, a Netflix production. He has worked with Coca-Cola and is currently the brand ambassador for Glenfiddich in Nigeria collaborating on designing a commemorative package for the premium twenty-six year brew.
Through his extensive practice of over twenty years, the artist continues to question cultural identity and placement.

Omogbolahan attended Obafemi Awolowo University and graduated with a B.A. in Fine/Applied Art.