Though paint may be Yisa Akinbolaji's first material of choice, "I do not just paint; I create using paint,"
says the artist. Like his own worldwide romp—which has taken him from his native Nigeria, where he
was featured in Nigerian Artists: A Who's Who and Bibliography, to the University of North Dakota, where
he earned his MFA, to his current home in Winnipeg, Canada, where he is full-time artist—Akinbolaji sees
art as one connected journey. "In my work, I reveal the colours and forms that lie beneath the covering
layers of paint," he says. My art technique emphasizes the character of my visual narratives, my journey,
my expereience and my imagination in a personal and unique way."
Jennifer M. Wood, Art Business News, New York 2011.