Demola Ogunajo
Born in 1973 in Ibadan, Nigeria. Lives and works in Lagos, Nigeria.
Demola Ogunajo is a conceptual artist recognised for his bold pop art aesthetic and cartoonish simplicity. Straddling interests in graphic design and illustration, alongside a more painterly approach, Ogunajo’s depictions reference mythical characters and enigmatic narratives. Predominately working on canvas, Ogunajo’s renders the fantastical – from angels, chimeras, and clowns, alongside the everyday – from urban fashionistas to barbershop goers. Through rich insertions of characters and motifs, Ogunajo’s explores the philosophical complexities of modern life and realigns the humdrum of everyday life. Ogunajo graduated from the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) in Ife, Nigeria in 1994, with a degree in fine arts. He has participated in numerous exhibitions in Nigeria and internationally.  
Demola Ogunajo, 'In Two Worlds', 2014, Acrylic on canvas, 91 x 119 cm, Courtesy of Art Twenty One

Artists 2015