Biodun Omolayo art gallery, giving the Nigerian art a new identity as it showcases its explicit beauty.
The gallery which is located somewhere in City Mall, Onikan Lagos is a beautiful gallery which houses a good number of beautiful contemporary art pieces which can be used to decorate one's house, office, library, bookshop and even kitchen.
The entrance of the gallery unveils such beauty of art that even 'an uninterested/non-enthusiastic towards art person' who walks in will have a change in mind. Quite a good number of portraits (from all kinds of African artworks to contemporary works), relief works and sculptures in sight, all organised and neatly arranged so well that you can patiently savour the entire piece.
Biodun Omolayo gallery is a place for both art lovers and non-art lovers to visit, a place for both small and large-scale galleries as well. The gallery displays more than just finished art pieces but exposes the creation process involved which in a section of the gallery dedicated to the young at art.
Although a small gallery yet it houses a good number of art pieces as each of the pieces are neatly arranged, well hung to the wall, stacked neatly on the floor and the overflow quietly stacked into some of the demarcation boxes in the gallery, creating enough room for both the pieces and the gallery visitors.
Biodun Omolayo gallery has got amazing lightings for and a cool ambient temperature for the pieces to conveniently thrive in, also making it welcoming and homely for visitors of the gallery.
Much more than the art in this gallery is the functioning of the organisation. The gallery functions as a typical organisation would, displaying professionalism at its peak. For once, art is taken seriously, not just as buka which runs it's business in a ridiculous way, but in the form of an eatery, the elder brother of a buka, displaying art in a beautiful and well presented manner that not only attracts people, but customers and workers, filling a void in the labour scheme.
Biodun Omolayo library indeed changes the face of art in Nigeria with its choice of artworks and most importantly, the structure of the organisation.