Daniel Ayomide Emmanuel


Daniel Ayomide Emmanuel (b. 1999, Delta State) lives and works in the Ancient City of Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria.


With a lifelong dedication to the arts, he has developed a distinctive and compelling body of work that has garnered attention and recognition both locally and internationally. Inspired by the World’s nuances and the intricate dance of emotions, Daniel employs a diverse range of mediums, including oil and Acrylic painting style of art on canvas. His creations are marked by a captivating blend of realism and musical aspect of human life, often delving into the intricate layers of human psyche. Over the years, Daniel has honed his craft through formal education, self-study, and the invaluable experience of participating in various exhibitions and artist collaborations. His work has been celebrated for its ability to elicit a profound emotional response from viewer, inviting them to explore the complexities of the black race existence and the universal theme that bind us all.

In addition to this, Daniel is not just a visual experience; it is an invitation to contemplate connects and unique perspective and the depth of his artistic expression continue to captivate audience and inspire fellow artist.

Daniel’s work are featured in collaborations across Nigeria, USA, Europe and North America.


Artists Statement: 

Being an otherwise introverted personality; my art is a reflection of the over- evolving dialogue between self and the World. It is a visual exploration of the black human experience, musical life and endeavor to capture the intangible emotions, thought and moments that shape the African lives.

In my works, I strive to bridge the gap between reality and abstraction. I am drawn to oil and acrylic on canvas, as it allows me to create a better form of realism and tell my stories properly.

My art delicately observes and captures African musical lifestyle and various activities in her environment, between the late 1960s and early 70s. Also the musical instrumentalist life from the 1970s till date.

From my works you can notice some colorful circles on each painting; this symbolizes the colorful and beautiful life we live. These circles also indicate our life circles of happiness, sadness, good times and hard times.

I invite the audience to become active participants in the story telling, to see beyond the surface and connect within the underlying emotions and narratives.

Ultimately, my art is an invitation to embark on a visual journey, to explore and express the everyday experiences of my people and in turn hopes that my viewers can either relate or have a sense of understanding, deeper connection to the intricate tapestry of African existence.


Selected Events

Group Exhibitions: 

  • 2023     Humanity Exhibition; Landen Partner Art Gallery, Villa Rica Georgia, USA.
  • 2023     Truth Exhibition; Landen Partner Art Gallery USA.
  • 2023     We are nothing without stories; Harmer Art Gallery, London
  • 2022     Metacognition; Awareness of Thought, Constance and Sons Gallery, Nigeria.
  • 2022     Arnheim Art Collection; Arnheim Art Gallery, Nigeria
  • 2021     Art is Wealth; Vivid Art Gallery, Nigeria


Art Fairs: 

  • 2023     IDesign Art Fair, Soto Gallery, Nigeria


Private Collection: 

  • Works are held in numerous private collections within the United States, Nigeria and Europe.


Print Publication: 

  • 2023     West Georgia Living, Artist Profile


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