Damilola Oshilaja is an multi-disciplinary artist who is a Master of Arts graduate in Fine Art from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design. The British born and London based artist is one of the eighty plus artists who, in 2011, represented the last collection of practitioners to emerge from the historic Charing Cross Road base of Central Saint Martins.
Damilola Oshilaja began Grunge Studios (his Fine Art practice) in 1998, and has had numerous shows in Europe; he has been shortlisted, and won a number of awards and prizes including The Red Mansion Art Prize, as well as The Artists’ and Collectors’ Award (University of the Arts, London).
The artworks of Damilola Oshilaja are in various private and public collections in countries around the world including Sweden, France, Nigeria, The United States of America, Japan and The United Kingdom. The artist’s statement of practice attest to the atom and light being focal areas of interest, further mandating the perception of light, the formations of different substances, transitions of gases, and the inter-relational interactions of these elements as core concerns. Hereto, the focus is on terrestrial landscape (the natural world and the man-made world), and life within it. Ergo human interaction with environment, vis-à-vis the human condition plays a significant role in this concern.
Damilola Oshilaja’s practice is involved with espousing the historical core values of fine art through a 21st Century lens, and embodies painting, curatorial and writing aspects, film and animation.
The Artist's maxim is Ethical art for art sake.