Aragbada Steven is a skilled and expressive visual artist (painter) which has been an aspiration and a dream for him from early childhood till date.
He always wants to improve, achieve new ideas/concept in his art, as well as loves working with other artistic colleagues. He has a National Diploma (N.D) in Fine art, graduated from The Polytechnic of Ibadan as a fine art student. Also he train to further improve in his art skill at the Universal Studios of Art Iganm Lagos Nigeria.
However, he later went on to further his studies at the Obafemi Awolowo University where he graduated with a B.A in Fine Arts. Currently is a full time practicing studio artist.
His works are majorly captivation of moments in humans life which are peculiar and natural phenomena which stretch from the colonial times to current contemporary times also celebrating the black skin as an african (artist) further more patching positively the existing of blacks, diaspora, brown skin (Africans). As a painter, he uses colours and drawings as a medium of expression to document, freeze memories and moments for future reference which makes his art relatable also allows viewers connect more with his art.
His works are currently exhibited in some art gallaries in Nigeria as well as outside the country and have been collected by private art collectors as well as art enthusiast.
Events and Exhibitions
2021 - "The experience" at Kokopeli art gallery lekki, Lagos Nigeria;
2021 - Art in medicine(Lagos) charity art exhibition;
2021 and 2022 - Obafemi Awolowo @60 art exhibition;
2019 - "So far" Obafemi Awolowo university;
2018 - Life in my city;
2017 and 2018 - My drim art fair Ikoyi Lagos;
2017 - Hotel Mural Project ( Sound Bar), ilorin, kwara state , Nigeria;
2017 - Mural Project "Ojuoluwa House”, Modomo, ile - ife, Osun state Nigeria;
2017 - Union bank art challenges first top 100 finalist exhibition;
2016 - Lagos @ 50 Mural Project ( Under Bridge National Stadium), national stadium bridge Surulere Lagos Nigeria;
2015 - Hotel Mural Project (Voyage Inn And Bar), Ojota, Lagos Nigeria;