Giving Voice to the Voiceless: Babatunde Olaleye's Art as a Medium of Expression

Artist Name
Babatunde Olaleye
puplished on
May 30, 2023
babatunde olaleye, nigerian visual artist

Babatunde Olaleye

Embracing Strengths and Weaknesses: Empowerment Through Artistic Expression

About the artist:

Babatunde Olaleye is a Nigerian Visual artist who creates conceptual painting on Canvas as he pledges to use his art to speak for the society.

The blue color plays a very vital role in my paintings. generally I use the blue color to represents social movements, Freedom, trust, self expression, it's a color of spirituality, inner peace, and gives inspiration... I aim to achieve a deeper meaning through my art and give a voice to the voiceless.. 

Art is beautiful, universal and timeless, and for me it's a way for me to speak and express myself Due to my past experiences. They are also politically based and i reflect my experiences while growing up which gives so many motivation on wanting to make more. In my paintings, I use the muffler/scarf to depict self confidence, believing in yourself and having a sense of control in your life. Knowing your strengths and weakness as well, having a positive view of yourself, communicate assertively, and can handle criticism .

Images and text courtesy the artist

Following images on view below:

Caption 1: Memories II "23" | Acrylic On Canvas | 85cm × 88.5cm

Caption 2: "Untitled” "23" | Acrylic On Canvas | 86cm × 101.5cm

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