Name of Artist: Omoniyi Gabriel
Title: Saints and Sinners
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Size: 40inchs by 30inchs
Saints and Sinners
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Omoniyi Gabriel Gilbert was born in Ibadan (Oyo State) on June 9, 1985 into the family of Olujide Gabriel. He spent most of his adolescent years in Ogun state, where he attended Christ Apostolic Grammar School, Iperu- Remo, Ogun State from 1997- 2002 for his Secondary School Certificate.
He studied Fine and Applied Art at Federal College of Education, Abeokuta in 2006- 2008 under the tutelage of Late kola Anidugbe and won the best Student prize in 2008, after which he worked at Elyon College and Leadership Academy, Abeokuta as an Art tutor for some years.
Omoniyi Gabriel is a graduate of Fine Arts and majoring in Painting at the great Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State. The uniqueness of his artistic concepts, calligraphy writings and styles of paintings (abstracts) are full of feelings where love and great emotions can be felt through all the senses. He therefore uses his art piece to comment on the everyday human drama that surrounds him.
He is currently executing using Gouache, Ink, Oil and Acrylic combined with thick strokes and mélange of vivid colours with simplicity of forms and expressive lines. He currently resides in Abeokuta, Ogun State and Ile- Ife, Osun state.
His continuing inspiration as a painter is drawn from astonishing activities of mankind born out of struggle between wisdom and madness, between dreams and realities in human mind which can be felt through all the senses.
My Statement: I believe Art is a continuous discovery into reality, an exploration of visual data which has been going on for centuries, each artist contributing to the next generation’s advancement. My aim is to go a step further and extend the boundaries, and with God’s help I will surely get there.
Some of his notable achievements/awards are:
2nd Prize for National Schools and Essay Competition (2002)
Distinction in desktop Publishing organized by Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye (2005)
Overall Best Student Prize, FCE, Abeokuta (2008)
Inspiration: The painting is an abstract rendition in masks effect and facial interpretation which tries to focus on spiritual and physical aspect of human inconsistence and attitudes towards their religion and sins of the past. All human beings are sinners, because we are born in SIN, but not all humans are SAINTS. Thus, a quote by Oscar Wilde states that “Every saints has a past and every sinner has a future”...