About Suraj Adekola
Suraj is a contemporary artist based in Lagos city with a Higher National Diploma in Painting. His artworks have been featured in auctions at Bonham’s in London and Terra-kulture in Nigeria.
Suraj works on settings from daily life, such as rooftops and market scenes. Although this is a characteristic of many developing nations, these scenes are often unorganized mixes of color and activity. He explores the relationship between the characters in his scenes and the environment, and between the colors that made up both features. He strives to make his paintings alive with light, color, texture, energy and subtle emotion.
He plays with the idea of human impact and their relationship with nature, which often results in a vicious visual romance.