Sola Olulode British-Nigerian, b. 1996


Sola Olulode’s paintings are nuanced and tender visions of intimacy and community; her wistful images celebrations of Black identity, womxnhood and non-binary people. Distinguished by their use of gestural brushwork, indigo dye, wax, oil bar, impasto and monochromatic schemes (typically in blue, green or yellow) they speak strongly of her Nigerian heritage. Allowing the body to take centre stage, she creates utopian scenes which give prominence to movement, gesture, and romanticised acts.  Reflecting her own community and experiences, her works expose a unique tenderness and a fluid ability of bringing to life representation and visibility of Black Queer lived experiences.


Sola Olulode is a British Nigerian artist who received her BA in Fine Art Painting from the University of Brighton in 2018. 


Recent exhibitions include Bold Black British, Christie's, London (2021); Stäying Alive, Berntson Bhattacharjee, Sweden (2021); An Infinity of Traces, Lisson Gallery, London (2021); Fight or Flight, Roman Road, London (2020) and Blacklisted: An Indefinite Revolution, Alice Black, London (2020). 


Olulode currently lives and works in London.