Painting by Segun Fagorusi - the spark youth empowerment platforms in Nigeria

Painting by Segun Fagorusi

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Segun Fagorusi, also known as Fago, is a Painter and Studio Artist based in Lagos.

Painting by Segun Fagorusi - the spark youth empowerment platforms in Nigeria   Painting by Segun Fagorusi - the spark youth empowerment platforms in Nigeria

“I took an interest in art from childhood. I had siblings who drew cartoon characters and images from comic books and magazines. Drawing was fun and leisure.”

“I got entangled in the beauty of it all and couldn’t resist drawing closer to art and usually eager and excited to fill up drawing books.”

Painting by Segun Fagorusi - the spark youth empowerment platforms in Nigeria    Painting by Segun Fagorusi - the spark youth empowerment platforms in Nigeria

“I was fortunate to attend schools that considered art important and had art teachers. The more I learnt, the more I found it endearing.”

“I was thrilled by drawings and colours, how colours could harmonize in variations that could never be exhausted. I decided to pursue a career in art.”

Painting by Segun Fagorusi - the spark youth empowerment platforms in Nigeria

“I proceeded to Obafemi Awolowo University where I specialised in painting and later, University of Ibadan, where I bagged an M.A in African Visual Arts.  I am currently a studio artist.”

“My art is a visual documentation of my environment, how it appeals to me, what I find appealing or repugnant, compelling or abhorrent, pleasing or unpalatable etc.”

“I document in paintings what I feel the society needs to see. I paint to bring attention to the burdens in my heart at a particular time.  It could be political, economical, social, academic, or just regular daily living.”

“My art is inspired by God, my conscience and my environment.”

Painting by Segun Fagorusi - the spark youth empowerment platforms in Nigeria

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Connect with him via

Instagram: SegunFagorusi

Twitter: @fagorusisegun

Facebook: Fagorusi Segun

 

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