Babajide Olatunji | Artist Overview

Babajide Olatunji

b. 1989

Babajide Olatunji is a self-taught, full-time studio artist living and working in London UK.Born in Okiti Pupa, Nigeria, his portrait paintings of imagined subjects have been acquired by many important private collections in London, Lagos, Geneva, Istanbul and New York; including the private collection of his highness, King Mohammed VI of Morocco. In 2017 Olatunji was selected for inclusion in a curated section of the Royal Academy of Arts summer show, London and has work in the permanent collection of the Mott-Warsh Collection, Flint, Michigan and the Bank of England Museum, London. This year a large-scale painting from Olatunji's History of the Yoruba series was unveiled at the John Randle Centre for Yoruba Culture & History, Lagos, Nigeria.