Gbenga Offo Nigerian, b. 1957

Multidisciplinary artist Gbenga Offo, was born in 1957. He graduated from the Yaba College of Technology in 1984, where he received two awards for being the Best Overall Art Student and Best Graphic Art Student. After a decade of working In advertising, he dedicated himself to full-time studio practice in 1996.
As a painter and sculptor, Offo has cultivated a unique style, working with wood and metal. But he is best known for his expressive figurative paintings and drawings that explore human movement, emotions, and associations through cubist, angular, and multidimensional movements. Using deep-hued acrylics and oil paints, Offo's works reveal a myriad of stories inspired by social interactions and sensitivities, touching on themes such as politics, culture, migration, music, human rights, love, disparities, and unity.
Offo's works have been showcased in exhibitions in Nigeria, the United Kingdom, and the United States including “Hidden Gem”, GFA - Sach Gallery, November (2022), “Freedom”, SMO Contemporary (2016), “Faie African Art”, Chicago, Gbenga Offo (2015), “Constant Capital”, Gbenga Offo (2014), “The Story Continues”, Didi Museum (2002), and Signature Gallery (1999).
His artworks have been featured in private and public auctions in Lagos, Abuja, and the UK, He is a member of the Guild of Professional Fine Artists and the Society of Nigerian Artists.