Abraham Ogunlende, is a contemporary artist born in 1991, residing in Lagos, Nigeria.
His art, majorly created with acrylic paint on canvas, draws inspiration from culturally blended images, the natural world and the connections between our society and our personal growth.
Ogunlende’s paintings are characterized by simple color compositions and subject matter that is relatable cross-culturally. A style he refers to as Modern Afro-Minimalism, flourishing in pastel color combinations and faceless subjects. Abraham represents his personal experiences and African culture by telling a visual story of the young African generation keen on their heritage, in a global world.
Abraham recently exhibited his series “A Wonderful Space”, as part of Rele Gallery Young Contemporaries 2019 Exhibition, in which he created works that are playful yet touching on socially relevant themes.
2015 – Bloom – Eko Hotel, Lagos
2014 – Culture Shock – Terra kulture Gallery, Lagos
2019 – Rele Young Contemporaries – Rele Gallery, Lagos
2018 – iDesign Art Fair – A White Space, Lagos
2017 – Sao and the Muse – Sao Cafe, Lagos
2014 – RawArtists Exhibition – Philadelphia, USA