Victor Ajayi

Rush Hour

17 000 SEK
Description - Artist & Artwork


Victor Ajayi (b . 1999) native of Nigeria, raised inIreland and now living in Stockholm. His artwork moves within the realistic narrative with modern impressionistic elements. Here shines a natural talent that has found and developed a unique visual language in the combination of realistic oil on clay and photographic composition. He is self-taught and paints mainly in oil and charcoal drawings.  

Victor Ajayi creates a visual world where each work of art becomes like a scene from a movie, paused in the middle of the moment of excitement. His creative process often starts from observant photography and sometimes even more dimensions when it is transferred to the canvas with brush and oil or charcoal. With inspiration from cinematic photography, reflections, light and movement run like a red thread through Ajayi's art and we are invited to become observers of the night.  

As an artist, Victor Ajayi talks about how our world is transformed as darkness falls and the glow of the streetlamps takes over. As dusk falls, it takes on a new shape before our eyes, and if we stop and take time to observe, we notice the small details of our surroundings - the light and the sounds that whisper takes on the mysteries of the night.

We are extremely proud to be able to present a brilliant collection here at Galleri Melefors. We see in Victor Ajayi an unusually talented and hungry prospect who points to a brilliant future in modern contemporary art. 

Technique: Oil on canvas
Size: 51 x 60 cm excluding frame (64 x 73 cm including frame)


Delivery information

FREE SHIPPING IN SWEDEN

  • Normally 2-10 working days delivery time, depending for example on whether the work is to be framed. We work with for example DHL. You will receive delivery confirmation via email when the artwork leaves the warehouse.

  • If there is a different delivery time stated in the artwork description, that is the one that applies.
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INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING

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There is only one of an original work - and it can be yours. Continue your lifelong art journey together with Galleri Melefors. You always have us as a guide along the way.

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SKU: 37443

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"AS I CREATE ART, I CHANNEL CINEMA. CINEMA IS EMOTION, MOVEMENT, LIFE ITSELF. "

With light and movement at the core of each work, Victor Ajayi's artwork explores the city and the stories that are created when darkness falls and the city lights of the night takes over. Each artwork becomes like a scene in a movie, paused in the middle of the moment of tension, and tells a story characterized by mystery, melancholy and escapism. With deep inspiration in cinematic photo, reflections, light and movement form the core of each work and encapsulate the world that Victor builds.

"I LIKE TO THINK OF A PAINTING OR DRAWING AS A ONE-FRAME MOVIE"

- VICTOR AJAYI -

"EVERY CORNER OF THE CITY IS A CANVAS WAITING TO BE PAINTED, A STORY TO BE TOLD"

Victor's creation is based on photographic observation, which gains more dimensions when it is transferred to the canvas with brushes and oil. Victor Ajayi's narrative visual world revolves around how our outside world transforms in the darkness of night. As dusk falls, it takes a new shape before our eyes, if only we stop and take the time to observe. Notice the small details of the surroundings, the light and the sounds, which whisper about the mysteries of the night.

DISCOVER THE NARRATIVE REALISM OF VICTOR AJAYI

“I create art through the lens of a filmmaker. Each piece begins with a vision, a story I want to tell. Like a director, I carefully select the right ‘actors’ who become my subjects, curate the wardrobe, compose the perfect scene, and meticulously control the lighting to convey the right emotions. The actual painting or drawing process represents only a fraction of the entire journey. Similar to the process of filmmaking, it involves extensive planning, editing, and condensing of ideas. The end result is an art that appears effortlessly crafted, mirroring the magic of cinema. Cinematography has always been a profound inspiration for my art. It’s the realm of emotions, movement, and life itself. I’m drawn to the entire filmmaking process: pre-production, casting, set design, and the art of crafting a storyline. In my art, I embrace the role of a director, where every canvas becomes a one-framed movie. The beauty lies in having complete control, allowing me to tell stories on a smaller scale but with immense creative freedom.” - Victor Ajayi

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