Oluwafemi Ifedapomola was born in 1993 in Lagos Nigeria. He has always had passion for art and discovered the talent in August 2014. He graduated from Joseph Ayo Babalola University, Osun State in 2015 with a Bachelors Degree in Quantity Surveying. He further pursued a Master’s Degree in 2017 from the University of Lagos.
Ifedapomola likens art with the educational system. It has the ability to change ideologies and paradigms forever, especially that of the younger generation who are still in the process of shaping their theories about life. He does not believe art can change the entire world in an instant, but can help address lives most pressing issues in very unique ways. Art is a powerful tool and he has directed his energy into generating such power in his artworks.
His artworks take a critical review of how our lives as humans extend beyond limits, revealing the effects of the prevailing global social interaction including corrective measures to be taken. It challenges the duality that exists between “self” and “others”, currently where many believe the social interaction among us and our nearest environment are not relevant to our existence, revealing our selfish natures.
Ifedapomola’s genre of art centres in Socialist Realism due to its relevance to the audience, peculiarity to their social issues, and its realistic semblance in its representation. However, he includes a bit of abstraction in his artworks, blurring the boundaries between traditional and contemporary artworks.
He is particularly interested in realistic, photo-realistic, hyper-realistic portraits (Life sized portraits, sometimes larger than the conventional life sized portraits), and abstract art executed through various media which includes but not limited to; oil, acrylic, oil and chalk pastels, charcoals and graphite. He works reflects patience, different tones, values, depths and highlights and different levels of layering.