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1981 (age 34–35)
Ikorodu, Lagos State, Nigeria
Yaba College of Technology
Oresegun Olumide is a Nigerian hyper-realistic artist. On March 8, 2016, he received media attention in Nigeria and beyond after he posted some of his oil on canvas paintings on social media website Facebook.
Early life and education
Born in Ikorodu, a suburb of Lagos, Olumide's love for drawing and painting started when he was 4. He is an alumnus of Yaba College of Technology, Yaba, Lagos where he graduated with a distinction in Fine Art. He cites Pablo Picasso and Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni as his role models.
The hyperrealism created in the oil paintings makes his work seem so life like that it is hard to believe they aren't.
Esra Gurkan, CNN, March 9, 2016
Olumide started painting professionally in 2005. His drawing and painting are inspired by his environment, mostly using water as the principal theme of his works. Olumide currently owns an art studio in Ikorodu where he showcases his works and exhibitions.