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Artist Tomiwa Adelagun

Artist Tomiwa Adelagun
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Tomiwa Adelagun is a full-time practicing artist who hails from Ijebu Ode in Ogun State Nigeria. He was born in the Urban city of Lagos where his artistic talent sprang to life and received the guardian of God and older artists.

Adelagun spent his early life with his uncle who was a major influence on him and wanted him to become a lawyer. As a child Tomiwa enjoys scribbling his creative abilities through cartoon drawings on the walls and on a Newspaper.

Tomiwa as a child not only experienced a measure of hardship in his childhood but also faced lonely spells when he lost his mother at the age of 18, which however led him into spending part of his childhood with his uncle in the urban city of Lagos where he met older artists who aid his artistic vision in the art industry.

His total commitment to creative endeavors cut across diverse media, however his chosen media are Digital, Oil, Ink, Charcoal and Acrylic with a preference for Mix media.

Being a traditional and digital re-mastered visual griot, Tomiwa views his painting as a global figure of speech keenly aware that younger generation uses images to lubricate their thinking and promote viral messages.

Artist Tomiwa Adelagun

His interest and creative works continually explore the historical and contemporary topics around social, emotional, economic and political aspects of life, giving him opportunities to shuttle between the United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates and Nigeria.

The story and expressive properties of his technique are carefully used to describe with acute accuracy the true inward essence of his painting and their peculiar details

Tomiwa first and second {Group} exhibition was 2021 & 2022 at the

  • G.A.I.A Africa in Victoria Island, Lagos Nigeria.


  • Terra Kulture has also hosted his Exhibition {Virtual} 2021 Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria.

  • "THE LEGEND OF THE QUEEN" Curated by Biafarin 2022 {Group} Ontario, Canada.

  • Kenya {Virtual Exhibition} 2022 Mombasa, Kenya.

  • 'HUES OF HAPPINESS" curated by Alliance Francaise De Lagos {Mike Adenuga Centre} {Group} 2023 Ikoyi, Lagos, Nigeria

Several of Tomiwa works have been featured in numerous shows and widely collected across Nigeria and Abroad..

His raw style engages the views of many as his projects illustrate human beauty with the use of vibrant colors in a distinct way to inspire positive change while it tells the story of contemporary Africa.

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