David Olatoye takes inspiration from his close relationship with his mother and his pride in family values. He is inspired by his mother’s countless sacrifices to overcome the confines of life as a single mother. Olatoye uses his canvas to reimagine a home free of hardship, employing acrylics to stage lush and muted tones of quiet, elegant domestic interiors centered around modestly resolute women. Olatoye received a Bachelor of Education in Fine Arts from Obafemi Awolowo University and also received mentorship under the tutelage of Tope Fatunmbi.
His works have featured in the Contemporary African Art Vernissage at the 2018 Circle de Lorraine in Brussels, and he participated in the group exhibition Young Contemporaries 2020 at Rele Art Gallery in Lagos State, amongst others.