All Eyes On: Tobiloba Fasalejo

About the artist

Born in 2000, Fasalejo Tobiloba Moses is a Nigerian visual artist, native of Ondo state. His works have been exhibited at the Lasgidi Cultural Arts Festival of Colors My City Art Festival. He is presently studying Fine Art at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife (ACE Ondo).

More than this, 2022
Acrylic on Canvas, 16 x 20 inches

My artist lens is one that focus on my reality, while observing the world around me.  That world could be my local community, my country Nigerian which in the past years and till date I have had so many experiences with different people and their culture which has given me an edge to explore my works in relation to my culture by painting Aso oke (an attire from the old popularly used in my locality).

Playing African identity on the faces in my painting and the colours to blend my originality with modern structures from the cloth they put on to the lips, faces and the backgrounds. Wherever I am, I always feel the need to perceive the people around me. I reflect human like and with this I have being able to discover and reveal more about myself.

More than this, 2022
Acrylic on Canvas, 16 x 20 inches
More than this, 2022
Acrylic on Canvas, 16 x 20 inches

Titling this series “More Than This” is because I feel the need to be more than what I am, seeing myself as a duplicate of God and not an ordinary man whose energy, priority and growth is limitless, compare to what the world around me can see More than this, I am unique in my ways and my paths are of righteousness, I forgive myself for my mistakes and I am going to learn from them, I deserve the success coming my way.

My body is strong and capable of doing amazing things, my thoughts, opinions, and ideas are just as important as anybody else’s. I have much more to offer, I am who I am.

The young Nigerian artist Tobiloba
Get in touch:

Instagram: @tobiloba__fasalejo


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