Featured Artist Joshua Akinwumi(London)


Joshua Akinwumi is a visionary contemporary artist whose evocative creations invite viewers into a world of introspection and cultural exploration. Born with a deep passion for art, He honed his skills through years of dedicated practice and experimentation, crafting a unique artistic voice that resonates with authenticity and emotional depth.

Joshua posing with his artwork at SBartstudio London.

His artistry encompasses a variety of mediums, including photography, artificial intelligence, digital art and mixed media. His works often reflect a fusion of traditional African motifs and contemporary themes, seamlessly blending elements of heritage, identity, and social commentary. Through his art, Joshua explores the complexities of the human experience, delving into issues of culture, spirituality, and the intricate tapestry of existence.

Cross section of some viewers at SBartstudio viewing the artworks in London.

With a keen eye for detail and an unwavering commitment to craftsmanship, His creations possess a captivating visual allure. His vibrant color palettes, intricate patterns, and skillful compositions breathe life into his subjects, immersing the viewer in narratives that transcend time and space.

Idunu sitting pretty on the wall of The holy art gallery at the Aphorism exhibition in London.

His artistic journey has taken him to various international galleries and prestigious art fairs, where his works have garnered acclaim and captivated audiences. His collaborations with other artists and his participation in community-driven art initiatives highlight his belief in the power of art as a catalyst for change and social transformation.

A cross-section of The holy art gallery showing uncover and other works from other artists at the Aphorism exhibition in London.

As the founder of Motayo Gallery, He has established a platform that celebrates the rich diversity of African art and fosters dialogue between artists and art enthusiasts. Through exhibitions and events, Motayo Gallery has become a vibrant hub for creativity and nurturing emerging talents.

His art continues to inspire, provoke, and challenge perceptions. With each body of work, He invites us to embark on a profound exploration of self and society, encouraging us to unmask the layers of identity and embrace the universal threads that connect us all. His artistic legacy leaves an indelible mark on the art world, shaping the discourse around contemporary African art and leaving an enduring impact on the hearts and minds of those who encounter his extraordinary creations.

Some fans appreciating Joshuas works at the OneartOneworld exhibition and show in London.

Summary of Past Exhibitions:

  • London West Gallery | October 2022 | Black History Month
  • MDRN Creative Community London | October 2022| DSCVR
  • New. Comma London | May 2023 | Common Ground
  • SB Art Gallery, London | June 2023 | (Open Exhibition)
  • The Holy Art Gallery, London | July 2023 | Aphorism
  • Oneworld One Art, London | July 2023 | Fusion
  • Tapiial Virtual, Chile: August 2023: Perspectives (In View)
  • Circular Artspace, Bristol: August 2023: Space (In View)