triBBBal Artists Spotlight: A Symphony of Texture: Unveiling the Impasto Art Extraordinaire Oluwaseun Victor Okunola

Art has the remarkable ability to speak to our deepest emotions and offer a unique perspective on the world around us. This article delves into the artistic tapestry of Oluwaseun Okunola, exploring his inspirations, creative process, and the profound impact his paintings has on the art world.


In the realm of contemporary art, Oluwaseun Victor Okunola stands as a captivating artist. Oluwaseun is an artist who pushes the boundaries of conventional techniques and transports viewers into a world of rich textures and captivating depth. Among other visionaries, he shines brightly and has become a virtuoso of the Impasto technique. With each daring brushstroke and tactile flourish, Oluwaseun mesmerizes the art world, leaving an indelible impression on all who bear witness to their extraordinary masterpieces.

Beyond the awe-inspiring visual appeal of Oluwaseun's works lies a profound narrative, each stroke speaking volumes of the artist's emotions and the intricate stories he weaves on canvas. Join us as we immerse ourselves in understanding how he masterfully harnesses the interplay of light and shadow, the vivacity of colors, and the very essence of texture to evoke a visceral connection with his audience. As an artist, the majority of his creations serve as powerful conduits for conveying human emotions, depicting diverse lifestyles, and capturing the essence of nature.


Artist Bio:

Early beginnings:

Oluwaseun was born on July 30th, 1995, in Ede, Osun State, Nigeria, as the fourth of five siblings. Even at the tender age of 12, he discovered his passion for art and painting while attending Baptist High School in Ede, Osun State.

Nourishing the passion:

His love for art blossomed during his childhood, and Oluwaseun found himself constantly enthralled and cheerful whenever he played with colors and other painting materials. This profound connection with colors became the driving force behind his ambition to pursue a career in art and set professional goals.

Overcoming challenges:

Growing up, Oluwasegun faced numerous challenges and limitations due to his environment. Seeking better opportunities, he made the courageous decision to move to Lagos State at the age of 19. In this bustling city, he discovered a world of possibilities that would nurture his talents and foster growth.

Pursuing excellence:

With unwavering determination, Oluwaseun immersed himself in various master classes and exhibitions in Lagos, honing his artistic skills and furthering his passion for art. He is currently preparing for his personal exhibition, a testament to his dedication and hard work.

Academic pursuits:

Currently, a final-year student pursuing a degree in Visual Art at Yaba College of Technology, Yaba, Lagos, Oluwaseun has utilized his academic journey to acquire and refine various painting techniques. 4D is an artist who devoted so much commitment through consistency and handwork in order to advance in skill (both conceptual and innovative skill). The category of art in which he is trained and mastered is called “Impasto art”.

The impasto artist:

Oluwaseun has found his niche in the world of art, mastering the technique known as "Impasto art." This style reflects his conceptual and innovative prowess, showcasing his unique artistic expression.


Oluwaseun credits his growth and artistic development to the guidance of renowned artist Dr. Bolaji Ogunwo. This veteran artist's influence has motivated Oluwaseun to strive for excellence and push the boundaries of his artistry.

Influential works:

A portfolio of Oluwaseun's impressive artwork can be seen in videos and adorning the offices of notable figures like comedian Adebowale Adedayo (popularly known as Mr. Macaroni), the General Overseas of The Redeemed Christian church of God Pastor E. A. Adeboye and many others.

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Interview Segment with Oluwaseun:               

Q1.Can you share the story behind your artistic journey? What led you to pursue art, and how has your style evolved over time?

In the early stages of my childhood, I discovered a profound passion and love for art. It was during these formative years that I found immense joy and amusement in playing with colors and various painting materials. This fascination with colors grew so deeply within me that it became the driving force behind my artistic pursuits, shaping my aspirations and inspiring me to build a career and establish personal goals in the world of art.

Q2. What are some of the main sources of inspiration for your work? Are there any particular artists or movements that have influenced your artistic approach?

As a Visual storyteller, I consistently draw inspiration from nature, employing a seemingly structured approach that reflects my unwavering dedication to intelligently express each narrative. My ultimate objective is to skillfully convey emotions through the medium of my paintings.


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Q3. How do you approach the process of creating a new piece or body of work? Do you have any rituals or routines that help you get into the creative mindset?

As an artist, my body of work encompasses a diverse range of paintings crafted through the utilization of oils, acrylics, and mixed media. Through thick and vibrant layers, I strive to capture the essence of humanity and its connections to real-life experiences. To achieve this, I immerse myself in a profound creative mindset, nurturing concepts, themes, and subjects that deeply resonate with my passion. Additionally, I consistently engage in introspection and evaluation of my work, ensuring its continual refinement and growth.

Q4. What techniques or mediums do you primarily use in your creations, and why do you find them particularly suited to expressing your ideas?

Among various artistic methods, the impasto technique stands as my favored approach, enabling me to infuse depth and vitality into my creations. Impasto represents a distinctive painting technique wherein copious layers of paint are applied onto the canvas, resulting in a texture so rich that the discernible strokes of the brush or painting knife strokes are visible. This unique approach to painting allows for a heightened visual and tactile experience, showcasing the artistry and skill of the artist.


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Q5. What role do you believe art plays in society, and what do you hope your art contributes or communicates to the wider world?

Art serves as a conduit for emotions and ideas, playing a crucial role in our cultural and social existence. Throughout history, it has been a powerful medium for expressing emotions, conveying ideas, and transferring knowledge across generations. My art fosters intercultural communication, preserves heritage, shapes perspectives, and upholds the essence of diverse cultures.

Q6. How do you feel when someone connects with your artwork on a personal level?

As an artist, when someone connects with my artwork on a personal level, it brings me an overwhelming sense of fulfillment and joy. Knowing that my creative expression has resonated with someone on a deeper level is one of the most rewarding experiences an artist can have. It reinforces the purpose of my art and confirms that my efforts to communicate emotions, thoughts, or messages through my work have been successful.


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Q7. Do you have a favorite piece or project that you've worked on? What makes it special to you, and what was the inspiration behind it?

My favorite art piece is the one titled “End SARS”. It was inspired by the End SARS protest which took place in Nigeria in October 2020. It is special to be because each stroke of paint told a story of the struggles faced by the Nigerian youth, their dreams for a brighter future, and their unwavering resolve to create a just society. The art served as a visual testament to the power of collective action and the importance of raising one’s voice against injustice.

It became a symbol of hope and solidarity for social justice movements around the world. The End SARS paintings were a reminder that art could be a catalyst for change, inspiring people to unite, stand up for their rights, and work towards a more just and equitable society. Years later, even after the protests subsided, the spirit of the End SARS paintings lived on, continuing to spark conversations, inspire activism, and serve as a timeless reminder of the power of art in the pursuit of justice and social transformation



Oluwaseun’s paintings serve as windows to enchanting worlds, where nature's beauty intertwines with the limitless depths of imagination. His ability to capture the essence of the natural world and infuse it with abstract elements showcases a remarkable talent and a deep connection to his craft. As Oluwaseun continues to push artistic boundaries and inspire viewers, he undoubtedly leaves an indelible mark on the ever-evolving canvas of contemporary art.

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