Sola Olulode (b, 1996, London) is a British-Nigerian artist based in Brixton. Her dreamy queer visions explore embodiments of British Black women and Non-Binary Folx. Working with various mediums of natural dyeing, wax, ink, pastel and impasto she develops textural canvases exploring the fluidity of identities. Drawing from lived experience, friends and cultural reference points to centre Black Queer Womxn, Olulode emphasises the integral need of representation and celebration of queer intimacies. Her figures exemplify the warm embrace of queer love, and her utopian scenes celebrate relationships that transcend crude notions of queer sexuality, creating a temporal space to bathe in memories of intimacies abundant with profoundly deep tender connections.
Olulode received a BA in Fine Art Painting from the University of Brighton in 2018. Since then she has participated in many solo and group shows such as von Goetz, V.O. Curations, Alice Black, Carl Freedman Gallery, Christie’s Education and Lisson Gallery, and was featured in Artsy’s ‘Portrayals of Black Joy’ Campaign which saw her work represented by ARTPOWHER Contemporary and appear on public screens within the transit systems of several major U.S. cities.