He began studying under the tutelage of Mr Tope Fatunmbi at Topfat Art Gallery, Adamasingba Ibadan, Nigeria.
By 2020 his art skills had developed substantially, as he began to draw inspiration from societal issues and struggles of everyday life. The richness of Bukalo’s contemporary artwork is masterful. Today it centers around the aesthetic beauty and diversity of African women. He uses acrylic and oil colors to capture the raw sensuality of the African woman skin color, tribal marks, beauty, style and essence.
In Bukola’s stunning artwork, we can see the Nigerian cultural influence in the fashion details and characters of his paintings. He is intentional in the presentation of elegant clothing, hats and beautiful fabric styles in creating artworks that serve as a mirror of daily life within the continent of Africa, and the Diaspora.
His exhibitions include – ”Jẹjẹrẹ (Cancer) 2021”- Orb Art Gallery Osun state, Nigeria, and “Accountability in Politics”, Abuja, Nigeria.
For more information contact: Ludlowebailey@gmail.com, 786.290.7359 (US) or visit www.cada.us.
By: Sonia M. Wignall