HFAS 2016 - Artist Spotlight - Buchi Upjohn


Buchi Upjohn Aghaji expresses his art through a variety of media including oil, 
watercolor and acrylic on canvas, burlap, paper, metal and wood.

Truly an artist at heart, Upjohn continues to engage his audience in an art language
always spoken with freshness. The feelings evoked by his work can only be exhilarating. 
No one can unleash such use of color without being in touch with his creator. What you
feel only shows the power of his work and the touch he received.

Always interested in painting, his studies in the university steered him into commercial advertising where he worked for a year in Nigeria. It was not until he moved to England
that he realized that he could pursue painting full time. The response he received was so encouraging that he and an illustrator friend opened an art studio in London.

Always open to travel and new experiences, Aghaji moved to the United states. He spent
a few years in New York before moving to Georgia where he lives now.

Aghaji believes that one's artistic creations cannot be separated from his experience; therefore he reaches deep into his cultural and spiritual experiences to come up with
images that truly engage the viewer.

Upjohn's work has received much acclaim and recognition in different parts of the world. 
His work resides in numerous public and private collections in England, Germany, 
Africa and America.

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