Hailing from the vibrant city of Lagos, Azeez Salami is a Nigerian visual artist whose work serves as a vivid reflection of the diverse and dynamic temperaments of his surroundings. His artistic journey has allowed him to explore a myriad of mediums, resulting in a body of work that encapsulates the essence of life itself.
Salami's pursuit of artistic excellence led him to Yaba College of Technology, where he earned a National Diploma, providing him with a strong foundation in the visual arts. Alongside his formal education, he had the privilege of being mentored by the seasoned professional painting artist, Damilola Opedun, whose guidance further enriched his artistic sensibilities.
Currently, Azeez Salami is on a quest for knowledge and artistic growth as a visual arts student at the University of Lagos, Akoka. This educational endeavor provides him with the opportunity to deepen his understanding of art's profound impact on society and its role in shaping cultural narratives.
Salami's works, often infused with the spirit of his immediate environment, showcase his versatility and willingness to experiment with various artistic mediums. This willingness to explore and innovate allows him to breathe life into his creations, making them a testament to the dynamic interplay between art and life.
As Azeez Salami continues to evolve as an artist and expand his horizons through education, his dedication to his craft promises to yield even more compelling and thought-provoking works that resonate with audiences both locally and beyond. His artistic journey is a testament to the boundless potential of Nigerian talent in the world of visual arts.
2022 Now You See Me, Now You Don’t, Eclectica Contemporary Art Gallery, South Africa;
2022 Total Energies Open House, Eko Tower, Nigeria;
2021 Ecobank Pan African Centre (Art Exhibit ), Tim and Carol Gallery, Nigeria;
2021 Colorful Celebration. Lasgidi Student Art Exhibition. Freedom Park Ikoyi, Nigeria;
2020 Lasgidi Student Art Exhibition, Freedom Park Ikoyi, Nigeria;
2019 Genesis; people and places. Lagoon Gallery UNILAG, Nigeria;
2019 Life in My City, Lagos Zone, Thought Pyramid Art Center Ikoyi, Nigeria;
2018 Dystopia, University of Lagos, Nigeria;
2018 NSAC: Freedom on Leash, Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria;
2017 Open house, Yaba College of Technology, Nigeria;