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, watercolor, acrylics, oils and even printmaking techniques.
Being raised on a mission accounts for the inclusion of spiritual iconography and imagery in Idowu’s paintings. The colors, 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, frequently paying respects to sites of places with cultural and historical significance.
Idowu has his sights set in furthering his career as he pursues painting installations that are more meditative, theatrical, gradually working up to larger scale renditions.