Abdulrahman Adesola Yusuf (Arclight) born in 1997 is a multidimensional artist from Lagos, Nigeria. Adesola graduated from yaba college of technology with a HND in Graphic design.
He works on and with different mediums within the range of digital & physical. The visual expressive form of his works takes inspiration from highly detailed renaissance art, the Baroque and Rococo overly ornate art movement to modern minimalist, pop & internet art.
He’d describe his work as a soliloquy detailed with vibrant and contrasting colors to give a peek into his anecdotes that focus on his interaction with his immediate environment. His works establish his appeal for self-awareness using art as a medium to archive the experience of one’s own personality or individuality and also the effect of sociopolitical issues in his daily life and that of the people around him.
“My works are a journal”, he says, “I use them to document my interaction with my immediate environment, I don’t know if that passes as symbolic, but sometimes there are strong usage of symbols like arrow and flowers, depending on what the work is all about it could mean very different things per work like the meaning of the arrow revolves around, pain, death & harm and the flowers growth, youth, life and beauty.” With his works wants “to open rooms for conversation” and express that “any story either good or bad, happy or sad could be visually appealing”.