Akinyemi Oludele

Akinyemi Oludele is a Manchester based artist who has been making art for over 20 years.

He began creating artwork in public - at markets, festivals and events in 2007. His inspiration ranges from theory of art and philosophy to black history and political satire. Oludele has completed numerous commissions in portraiture and graphic design including a commissioned painting for Black History Month and has captured numerous live events across Manchester.

He is also a teacher, sharing his skills and vast knowledge spontaneously in community settings as he simultaneously creates his own drawings. “Now I am trying to read and understand more about other artists and how my work relates to that - such as action painting and other techniques.

I love the silhouette work of Aaron Douglas and Jacob H. Lawrence, an African American who drew everything and everyone he saw - but I’m more inspired by music and feelings than other artists”

As a life time experience artist. I have been drawing in rhythm furthering onto automatic art, combined with music with visual expressions. This process has contributed to a prolific body of work using inventive imagination and styles, using a variety of medium, ink, pastel, watercolour, oil paint, acrylics, collage, digital, pen and pencil etc.

Documenting drawing people, in urban sceneries, live drawing sessions, live event, theatre, plays, poetry event, protest performance street and public venues capturing an ambience of energy, of colour, movement and time in my art work
at music, jam night, open mic, spoken word, jazz concerts ,and music festivals, catches my attention to illustrate them in rthythm as they play.

I apply to my mediums like a visual composer moving their stick create brush strokes, to where the music travelling in synchronicity, capturing sound visual of a band onto paper.

Abstract art and automatic drawing/painting combined with music supports my flow, as an exercise, it improves my skills of spontaneity, movement and choosing colour .

The fluidity of my styles supports my imagination in designing vision compositioons that depict cultural imagery history inspired by dreams, past and speaches ,songs etc.
News also illustrated in
cartoons are satirical or inventive interpretation of thought that has happened or that has been herd in the new or what has been expressed on social media

Music helps me capture the moment as I dance through the canvas work.

Akinyemi Oludele
Artist in Manchester

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