The atom and light is the central focus of investigation within Damilola Oshilaja’s practice.
From this standpoint he is concerned with the Nano-object, its movement and
its formations. The perception of light, the formations of different matter, the
transitions of gases, and the inter-relational interactions of these elements are of
core concerns. At this moment, the focus is on terrestrial landscape (the natural
world and the man-made world) and life within the landscape. Human
interaction with environment, and the human condition plays a significant
role in this concern.
Beyond the natural disposition to the art form of painting, Damilola Oshilaja is interested in
the engineering of a new vision of painting in the 21st century. His interests
which include the sciences, philosophy, mathematics, history, language, and
politics lends itself well, to a transfiguration expressed through painting. He
believes in the multi-dimensional aesthetic of painting, and according to his
research, he believes there are still great lengths to go.
Oshilaja’s art practice is called Grunge Studios. Arte Grunge™ is 'un art autre' and
embodies gestural principles of painting in a synthesis of iconography, as well as
sculpture in two and three dimensions. The predominant impetus is the
liberation of imagination from a sedentary existence – it is an art form that
centres on the observation of, and interaction between form, the void, and the
landscape. Grunge Arte embraces a trust in flowing paint, intuitive lines,
spontaneous and directed gesture, and raw aesthetic symbols and materials.