ArtistMaxwell Olisedeme

maxwell olisedeme

“When working, the Stream Of Consciousness is real for me”

Maxwell Olisedeme is a self-taught artist ( b. August 12, 1996), Delta State and grew up in Lagos-Nigeria. He discovered his talent, his calling and his passion very early in life. He had started in elementary school where he did a rudimentary rendering of comics and carved wooden pendants on commission from his schoolmates. With the proceeds from these, he would buy art materials with which he experimented further on the Fine art forms of painting, Sculpture, and creative drawing. Olisedeme’s unrelenting desire to develop his art practice through research has enabled him to hone his skills and artistic language to a fine degree that is clearly evident in his works.

Like a true artistic adventurer inspired by nature and human activities, Maxwell Olisedeme has created varieties of artworks covering landscapes, human activities, and imaginative composition. His recent works are explorations of the rich colours, textures, and designs of the Ankara fabric-a popular fabric worn across Africa for over a hundred years but now becoming popular among diaspora Africans. Some Nigerian artists are already using the Ankara as collage material to create painting-like works; Olisedeme has however developed a process of painting his Ankara designs onto his canvases. The outcome of this style reveals colourful people who instead of wearing Ankara have their skins painted in a manner reminiscent of body paintings in many African cultures.

He uses a dispersal technique that makes the painted Ankara designs appear like a splash of rich colours on the body of his subjects. This gives the paintings the character of an action frozen at the moment. This innovative approach by the artist has given his work a uniqueness that is the hallmark of ingenious artists.  Olisedeme’s creative trajectory cuts a picture of a young artist destined for greatness.

African band

Music Idols

Oil painting on Canvas 145 w x 57 h cm (2020)
Happy african girl

My Culture

Acrylic painting on Canvas 109 w x 79 h cm (2020)
Cupids in the clouds

In the Clouds

Acrylic painting on Canvas 145 w x 57 h cm (2020)
Two lovers kissing

The Bond

Acrylic painting on Canvas 91 w x 152 h cm (2020)
African woman

First Inhabitants of the Earth

Acrylic painting on Canvas 76 w x 94 h cm (2021)
young drummer boy

Young Talent

Acrylic painting on Canvas 91 w x 109 h cm (2020)
Woman with blue cap carrying a house

Strength of A Woman

Acrylic painting on Canvas 106 w x 127.5 h cm (2021)
Female and male with african masks

Discuss

Acrylic painting on Canvas 63.5 w x 81.3 h cm (2021)
goddess of wealth and prosperity

Chokwe

Acrylic painting on Canvas 64.5 w x 81.3 h cm (2021)
Car race with African men

Not for the Faint Hearted

Acrylic painting on Canvas 63.5 w x 81.3 h cm (2021)
mnanwu igbo masquerades

They are Coming

Acrylic painting on Canvas 64.5 w x 81.3 h cm (2021)
music man

Melody

Acrylic /oil painting on Canvas 91.4 w x 122 h cm (2021)
Masked African Student on a fence

I must succeed

Acrylic painting on Canvas 70.5 w x 93 h cm (2021)

Let’s Settle Our Differences

Acrylic /oil painting on Canvas 91.4 w x 122 h cm (2021)

Lovers IV

Acrylic/oil painting on Canvas 91.4 w x 122 h cm (2021)
Masked lovers

J’adore

Acrylic painting on Canvas 63.5 w x 81.2 h cm (2021)
African woman

Tattoo U

Acrylic/oil painting on Canvas 91.4 w x 122 h cm (2021)
Lovers

Celebration

Acrylic painting on Canvas 106 w x 154 h cm (2020)
Maxwell Olisedeme

Lovers II

Acrylic painting on Canvas 107 w x 129 h cm (2020)
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