Damilola Odusote

A degree in illustration at Camberwell College of Arts gave Odusote the strong technical basis on which to base his artistic explorations. His art works are organic and grow on the surface as he creates them. He is influenced by the likes of MC Escher and David Shrigley for the detail and humour in their thought-provoking works. He frequently plays with the aesthetics of geometry and texture to contextualized contemporary issues rooted in politics, race and culture.

Using his successes in commercial art as a launch pad, Odusote delves into his past to create his alter ego,  Luqmaan Godfrey. In creating this persona, Odusote wants to explore the underlying issues that formed his identity as a Black person brought up in a rough White estate in Essex by foster parents from the Romany gypsy community – Luqmaan is one of his Nigerian middle names and Godfrey is in memory of his foster parent’s surname. He uses his seemingly playful drawings to draw viewers into the complex political, cultural, identity and racial dislocation of his personal journey as a microcosm of contemporary human discourse

Odusote has a loyal client base in Europe, Asia and America. He has also been in high demand for large scale mural work with commissions from Converse, Gourmet Burger Kitchen, LinkedIn, NEXT, Microsoft, Google, YouTube, Caplin and most recently Brixton House.

Circle of Life, H120 x W120, £9500 
Exhibited at London Art Fair 2023
Perspective Mirrored
W25 x H25 x D25, £950 
The End is the Beginning
H27 x W21, SOLD
H26 x W32cm, SOLD