Founder & CEO of Grunge studios. An art studio based in London, Damilola Oshilaja is a multi-disciplinary artist with a Master of Arts in Fine Art, from University of the Arts, London. In 2011, Prince Oshilaja was amongst the final collection of eighty-one artists to emerge from the historic Charing Cross Road site of Central Saint Martins College in the heart of London.
Damilola has had numerous shows in Europe. He has additionally been shortlisted and won a number of awards and honours including The Artists’ and Collectors’ Bursary (UAL). Since completing the MA in Fine Art, he exhibited in the inaugural edition of The Other Art Fair 2011, an event billed as a showcase of the most talented and emerging artists in the United Kingdom; was appointed Artistic Director for the Nigeria pavilion at The Africa Village in Kensington Gardens, during the Cultural Olympiad in London 2012; and was shortlisted by The Royal Society of Painter-Printmaker.
He was part of the 20 international artists who had their works showcased at Angel tube station for the Art of Angel underground exhibition. In a recent interview with Koshila Concierge, Prince Oshilaja says his inspiration comes from his curiosity about life. He is a painter because he wasn’t enthused by predominantly what was being presented as art growing up and took it upon himself to find out what is possible in art. he doesn’t limit himself as art gives him an outlet to satisfy his curiosity.
Damilola lives and works in London, and Stockholm; and grunge arte can be found in different public and private collections around the world. Grunge Studios is involved with espousing historical core values of fine art through a 21st Century lens, and embodies painting; writing, curatorship, and film.
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