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Winnipeg-based, Nigerian Artist Yisa Akinbolaji

by Yisa Akinbolaji
(Winnipeg, MB, Canada)

Find a Treasure

Find a Treasure

Painting with Multi-Layering Experience

African artist, Yisa Akinbolaji, of Winnipeg is a full-time visual artist.

Before coming to Canada in 1997, Yisa was recognized as a leading Nigerian artist with his work and biography included in “Nigerian Artists: A Who’s Who and Bibliography” (1993) by Bernice Kelly and Janet L. Stanley of the Smithsonian Institution Libraries.

Yisa developed a unique masking technique in 1993, which allows him to uncover forms, colors and all that lie beneath his topmost layers of oil or acrylic paint.


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