David Babatunde Olatoye, also known as “Orisa to n mu ink”, meaning, “the god that sucks ink”, is a Pen Artist.
In his words about starting, he says, “the start of every great thing is never easy, just like Bill Gate and some other great people today would have one or two things to say about theirs.”
“I started as nobody, I never had the opportunity other kids had. I grew up in a place of no consciousness and sense of responsibility. So, I started art in my home and I did it by using any medium I could lay my hand on.”
“I continued with my journey after I finished my secondary school in 2011, and ran into a gallery “Topfat art gallery” in shop 156 Adamasingba, Ibadan. There I sharpened my knowledge and got more skills. I believe we all have the tendency to be great, just the right channel switches it on.”
“I give Glory to God for all the success I’ve attained today, I thank God for my kind of art, I am a Pen artist and my works today are in Pen and some other mediums I am trying to break forth into. An example is “the pen on leather”; I believe it’s a new one because I’ve never heard of pen and leather. I do more of practice just to overcome more boundaries and gain mastery like our Oracles in art.”
“My artworks are basically on Humanity, I paint more of day to day activities that do not fade off. And the subject in each of my artworks is different but all in one. I desire to pass a message across and affect people’s day to day activities positively. I want to educate, especially encouraging kids people emotionally, financially, educationally and in many more areas.
“My best inspiration so far is music, it turns me on and just invokes the strength the work needs in me. I try to get new songs and find the best one that suits the present work. And again, kids and my environment at large inspire me. I grew up in a Ghetto and I couldn’t just take my eyes off kids having little to wear. This motivates and inspires me to paint more of life.
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