Someone to love, 2020 – David Olatoye

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Someone to love, 2020 – David Olatoye


Born 1995, Ogun State, Nigeria.  

Olatoye traces his artistic path from a difficult childhood, morphing his domestic  upbringing alongside two sisters by reconstructing the environs they grew up in into  idealized settings. His acrylic paintings are inlaid with ball point pen and  demonstrate a delicate and meditative approach with particular attention to  texture and form. He stages decorative interiors to frame portraits of his sisters – and  occasionally strangers he encounters – conducting viewers through quiet, elegant  spaces.  

Olatoye received a Bachelor of Education in Fine Arts from Obafemi Awolowo  University and also received mentorship under the tutelage of Tope Fatunmibi. 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. 

Lot #33200

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Someone to love, 2020 – David Olatoye

Estimated Value: $2000



Based in Lagos, Nigeria, Pacers Gallery champions bright emerging talent in  contemporary art. Founded in 2020 by Wunika Mukan, Pacers gallery is uniquely  positioned to support its roster of artists to grow into the next stage of their careers.  The gallery’s curatorial practice draws from virtual platforms to identify and select  its artists, bridging the gap of accessibility for international and local artists and  audiences. Offering exciting opportunities to exhibit and engage critically in global  discourse, Pacers Gallery is dedicated to expanding artist visibility and providing  space for innovation, exploration and immersive exchange. 

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Terms and Conditions

  • Winner will pay for shipping
  • Pen and Acrylic on Canvas
  • 48 x 48 in.
  • 122 x 122 cm

Lot #33200

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