Isimi Taiwo is a native of Kogi state but born and bred in Lagos state. He earned a BA degree for studying creative art in the University of Lagos, Akoka, Lagos in 2009. He is an artist that creates, paintings, caricature,realistic drawings and amazing works of art.  He works with different mediums like, graphite pencils, water colour, acrylic, ink, charcoal, oils etc.

In the creation of his pieces, Isimi exhibits great dexterity and control over his mediums especially pencils and oils and has coined out a customized technique for himself called ‘ISIMISM’. Majority of his works are realistic Portraiture and other hyper-realistic works of art.

Isimi  is greatly influenced and draws inspiration from artists like Leonardo da Vinci, Rembrandt, Michelangelo, Abayomi Barber but believes his greatest source of inspiration comes from God who he considers as the greatest artist ever.

Due to his flare and multi talented skills in arts, he has been featured in various exhibitions and awards which include:

•The October rain SNA annual exhibition 2010

• Top 7 finalist of the Art Impossible Portrait competition 2011

• Final year exhibition creative art UNILAG, 2009.

• 2nd GCI Art Festival UNILAG, 2008.

• Art Expo, National Museum Exhibition, 2010.

• The Miniature Art Fair TerraKulture, 2010.

. Winner of the 17th Quadrangular games mascot and logo competition 2008.

He has been commissioned to execute several portraits of dignitaries like the Lagos State Governor Babatunde Raji Fashola, MD Lamata, C.E.O CFAO Motors Okoya Thomas, CBN governor Lamido Sanusi, Celebrities, etc.

Isimi’s works prove his multifaceted capabilities through his graphical illustrations, wall mural, logo designs and animations. He is currently a studio artist and freelancer.

Location

36, Onilekere street, Cement bus stop, Ikeja. Lagos.