Akinyemi Oludele is a Manchester based artist who has been making art for over 20 years.
He began creating artwork in public - at markets, festivals and events in 2007. His inspiration ranges from theory of art and philosophy to black history and political satire.Oludele has completed numerous commissions in portraiture and graphic design including a commissioned painting for Black History Month and has captured numerous live events across Manchester. He is also a teacher, sharing his skills and vast knowledge spontaneously in community settings as he simultaneously creates his own drawings.
“Now I am trying to read and understand more about other artists and how my work relates to that - such as action painting and other techniques. I love the silhouette work of Aaron Douglas and Jacob H. Lawrence, an African American who drew everything and everyone he saw - but I’m more inspired by music and feelings than other artists”