Christopher Samuel Idowu Nigerian, b. 1995

Christopher Samuel Idowu (b.1995) is a visual artist from the coastal town of Badagry, Nigeria. He currently resides in Lagos State, where he works as a studio artist. He studied at the Yaba College of Technology where he majored in painting. He uses different media such as, conte crayon, charcoal, watercolour, acrylics and oils.
Being raised on a mission account for the inclusion of spiritual iconography and imagery in Idowu’s paintings. The colours, residual architecture and selected sitters in his compositions reference the past and present landscapes of Badagry.  His works explore time, history, personal experiences, memory, human connection and spirituality through portraiture. Visually, he documents both earthly and ethereal moments by using familiar human subjects as his focus. Some of his influences are Anselm Kiefer, Ibrahim Mahama, Odun Orimolade, and Raji Mohammed.