Isimi Taiwo, Lagos, Nigeria
Artworks © 2015, 2016, Isimi Taiwo
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Isimi Taiwo is a native of Kogi state but born and bred in Lagos state, He earned a BA degree in creative art in the University of Lagos, Akoka, Lagos in 2009. As a visual major, he works with different mediums: watercolour, acrylics, ink, and charcoal. His pencils and oils exhibit great strength, dexterity, and control over the medium, especially in his portraiture. He can be said to be a realist, but he is also experimental, practising other styles and movements at which he also excels. Isimi is greatly influenced by, and draws inspiration from, such artists as Leonardo da Vinci, Rembrandt, Michelangelo, and the contemporary Nigerian artist, Abayomi Barber. But believes his greatest source of inspiration comes from God whom he considers as the greatest artist ever.

Isimi Taiwo is greatly influenced by, and draws inspiration from, artists like Leonardo da Vinci, Rembrandt, Michelangelo, Abayomi Barber. But believes his greatest source of inspiration comes from God whom he considers as the greatest artist ever.

[ Broadcast interview, Creative Edge: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ensn2nVhjeo ]
Abayomi BarberThe CobblerThe Reverend Oke OmeziUntitledWhere do I go from here?