Yomi Orimoloye

“Yomi’s works are mostly abstract figurative, with a humorous nature of art, that aim to depict the complications and joys of living life and growing up in an old world that feels new."

Yomi Orimoloye (b. 1996) works with drawing, painting, and digital media. Inspired by his educational background in science, Nigerian heritage, and a love for animation, he employs simple geometric patterns, vibrant colors, and bold compositions to explore abstraction on familiar objects and the human form. His work, through a lens of humor, reflects the intricacies and joys of navigating life in an old world that often feels new, forging meaningful connections through personal experiences.

Yomi earned a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from the University of Ottawa in 2019. In 2023, he was awarded a Seed Grant by the City of Ottawa. His art has been showcased in group exhibitions, including "Black Dreams and Aspirations" at Toronto's Union Station (2024) and "Origins and Futures" at Wall Space Gallery, Ottawa (2022). Today, Yomi works out of a studio in Ottawa and his works have been collected internationally.

Hometown: Ottawa, Canada