Wahab Saheed was born in 1998 in Lagos, Nigeria’s largest city and major African financial hub situated along the South Atlantic Ocean. He graduated from the prestigious Yaba College of Technology with a Higher Diploma in Painting in 2019, and currently continues to work as a painter in his studio in Lagos.
Saheed paints portraits of black identities. His portraits of black figures depicted through sharp and speedy gestural mark making in contrast to the planar and almost graphically posteresque composition of the spaces that they inhabit, succeed in strongly emphasizing the physicality and the spirituality that these subjects carry.
SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
Wahab Saheed: On This Field of Green, Unit London, Mayfair, London, UK
Wahab Saheed: Birthdays are Special, Bill Brady, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA
Wahab Saheed: Some Days Are Diamond, Nanzuka Underground, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
Sounds of Blackness, Metropolitan Museum of Manila, Manila, Philippines
Stockholm Syndrome, Carl Kostyál - Stockholm, Sweden
10 - PM/AM, London, United Kingdom
Stockholm Sessions, Carl Kostyál - Stockholm, Sweden