Morakinyo Femi is a visual artist born in 1984, Akure, Ondo state. At an early age, Femi was captivated by the African culture, beliefs and traditions which inspired his visual senses and led to his career as a full-time art director at a leading digital agency in Nigeria.
A Fine-art graduate of Yaba College of Technology in Lagos, he later developed his interest in graphic design and unique stylized painting, employing the use of acrylic, oil and charcoal.
Femi explores classic and stunning storytelling, capable of evoking nostalgic feelings and taking his viewers on a journey of visual pleasure. He portrays his love for vintage by using objects like box televisions, telephones, metal food bowls, moon trunk, metal stars, etc; and depicting with these pieces, dramatic, absurd and amusing amalgamation of ordinary individuals.
Femi who lives and works in Lagos, is currently working on a joint exhibition, entitled "Themed Memoirs" to be held in 2019. The works will explore memories and experiences with an aim to preserve recollections and heritage.
Femi’s works has been featured in:
ARTMAZON™ Inc. LTD UK
Kemp House, 160 City Road,
London, United Kingdom, EC1V 2NX
AFRINVESTALLY® Nigeria LTD.
Lekki, Lagos Island, Nigeria.