Alimi Adewale is a self-taught artist that always uses his art practice to explore and personalize urban issues allude to the lives of everyday city people, which are often neglected in the drive toward excessive urbanization, rapid modern development and the growing global economy. The people, the lifestyle, the spirit and the energy of Lagos people, where he was born. Lagos is a city with endless possibilities and there’s plenty to be inspired from in a city of 16 million everyday faces tightly packed inhabitants. Alimi’s work investigated and challenges contemporary belief systems in Nigeria cities, and dissects the tensions and uncertainties at the heart of human experience.

Biography courtesy of ContemporaryAnd. Portrait courtesy of Obatala.