This time we’re having a duo. A set of artists. These two talents are Sculptors, Painters and Prosthetic makeup artists. Their names are Ayodeji Aladejare Oluwaseun and Adeniyi Adewole Wasiu; this is their story, Enjoy!
AYO OF “AYO-WOLE”: ALADEJARE AYODEJI OLUWASEUN
Ayo is a native of and was born in Efon Aalaye, June 6, 1995, Ekiti state. He attended Embrace Wisdom Nursery and Primary school then Alimosho junior and senior grammar school. As a child Ayo wanted to become a Pastor but he is studying General Art at the Yaba College of Technology (Yabatech). He still intends to pursue the work of God later on when he feels it is the right time.
Art and Training
Ayo developed an interest in art when he was in Primary school. In 2010 he trained at an art studio in Akowonjo Egbeda Lagos. His first artwork in 2011 was an illusion painting with poster color on cardboard. He currently works on paintings, pencil art and charcoal on canvas.
WOLE OF “AYO-WOLE”: ADENIYI ADEWOLE WASIU: ARTIST
Wole is a native of Ila orangun in Osun state born in Ibadan, Oyo state. He attended Major Foundation school at Dopemu, Lagos State then Alimosho junior and senior grammar school. He just finished his ND program in General Art at the Yaba College of Technology (Yabatech). Wole is currently pursuing his Degree in Sculpture at Yabatech.
Adewole’s JSS3 project
Art and Training
Wole started drawing as a little kid and got quite serious in JSS1 where he met some friends that also drew. They mostly redrew the characters from Super Strikers and other Cartoons. One day Wole decided that he needed to start drawing real humans. He told his mother about it and asked her if she could take him to a place he could learn. His mother spoke to his father about it but he refused. However, his mother didn’t stop there, she met a few people his Father respected a lot and asked them to convince him. Fortunately, they did so she took him to train at Hakeem effects in year 2006.
Wole later trained at Abbeyrian Art & Co. and at Mide Art afterwards. Wole doesn’t have any plans of getting studio yet because it’s going to affect his education.
THE ‘AYO-WOLE’ BRAND
AyoWole Art is a partnership of two friends Ayodeji Aladejare and Adeniyi Adewole Wasiu. The brand was created in 2014. The AyoWole brand covers drawings, paintings, prosthetic makeup effect and sculpture. The partners attended the same secondary school and met at a competition in school and they both attended Abbeyrian Art. After they graduated from Abbeyrian Art they agreed to be partners. They attend the same church, the Salvation Kingdom Church, get inspiration from society and their personal experiences. Their workshops are at their homes and their market is online.
Wole is the creative director of Ayowole Academy of Art where they train art students.
They worked with Osaze Osayande on a Pulse TV mural painting projects and with Lefteye signatures on a mural painting projects at ‘The Backyard’.
Pulse TV Mural Painting
They haven’t been involved in any exhibitions but they plan to host a Solo exhibition for their brand and their students in the last months of 2018.
Strain For Liberty
The two partners have no other part time jobs that fund their art so they use the profit they make on commissioned jobs to buy materials for other jobs.
- Client Confidence: Some clients often look down on them saying they are too young to handle their projects. They try their best to prove they can handle it professionally by showing off their previous work.
- Work Environment: Because the brand’s workshop is located at home, many of their clients are neighbors and other familiar people who don’t value their work and so insist on paying low prices.
For inquiries, orders or commissions, you can reach the AyoWole Partners on;
- Twitter: @ayowole_art
- Instagram: @ayowoleart