Mydrim Gallery is proud to present ‘FOURTUNE’, an exhibition of recent paintings by four outstanding young artists – Raji Mohammed, Oluwafunke Oladimeji, Olufemi Oyewole, and Olajide Salako.
We are privileged to have travelled with all four of them on a large part of their very interesting professional journeys. They have all participated in Mydrim Gallery’s GENERATIONS – FUTURE MASTERS exhibition series. The series was initiated by master artist Abiodun Olaku who was concerned about the decline in standards of draughtsmanship and techniques of young artists. He wanted to correct this by identifying and promoting creative and focused artists with the potential to become future master artists.
The ‘Fourtune Four’ were among the selected artists and they participated in three editions of the exhibition. We recognized that they could no longer participate in other ‘Future Masters’ exhibitions as other artists had to be given the opportunity to showcase their works.
Their works were really outstanding and so we proposed the idea of a joint exhibition. Unknown to the Gallery, they were already planning to do the same and were already referring to their group as ‘We Four’. Agreements were reached and the exhibition ‘FOURTUNE’ was birthed.
It has been a pleasure working with the ‘FOURTUNE’ artists in preparation for the show. The Gallery has had a really exciting journey with the artists across their different phases:
Inception: when their paintings reflected they were trying to find their feet.
Early Stage: when influences of various mentors reflected visibly in their paintings.
Present Stage: where their paintings now convey the message that all four artists have discovered themselves.
They are bold, confident and creative. Their paths defined, skills honed, works sought after, and all ready to conquer their world.
Together with the FORTUNATE FOURTUNE FOURSOME we journey confidently to their next stage of achieving global recognition and impacting a younger generations of artists.
We celebrate our four awesome artists and invite you all to celebrate them and be a part of their success journey.
Download e-catalogue to see details of the works and learn more about the artists.