Action art of Yusuf Durodola
Nigeria Artist – Performance Art, Political Art
Yusuf Durodola: My art develops from my ability to infuse different art forms into my performance art, thus projecting issues that surround human existence. It also explores issues of environmental pollution, echo system, socio-political imbalance, festivities, culture and sensitisation. My practice seeks to engage and spur human minds to consciousness.
Yusuf Durodola is a Lagos-based multidisciplinary Nigerian artist. Obtained a Nigeria Certificate in Education from the Department of Fine and Applied Arts, Federal College of Education (Technical) Akoka, Lagos, majoring in Painting and Graphics and obtained a degree in Visual Arts from University of Lagos, Nigeria. Yusuf is a prolific and versatile painter, graphic designer, art instructor, recycle, and video/performance artist. He took part in a residency programme, workshops, seminars, solo and group performances. His works are displayed in local and international private spaces and galleries. He belongs to many art organizations, and served as a resource person, moderator, creative director and facilitator for many art projects. He is a Guinness World Record Achiever (Largest Painting by Number) for Ecole de dessin, Lagos, Nigeria and won several awards to his credit. Since 2006 till date, he has worked as an art educator, especially for teenagers at different levels.