Toluwalase Raymond Awolaja (A.K.A Tolu Raymond) is a contemporary Nigerian visual artist. Tolu was born 10th September, 1997 in lagos where he still lives.
His journey into art emanated from the love he had for art as a child. He started art at an early age and furthered his education in art at YABATECH with an HND in painting. Through his journey , he has been able to develop the ability to unpack his emotions in thought provoking ways.
Tolu’s artistic dynamism connects enthusiasts in more perspectives than one as he exploits the use of various mediums and techniques such as acrylic, charcoal, and oil whilst speaking on broader issues of self exploration and identity as a social satirist influenced by his passage through life. Across Tolu ’s work, there is an implicit thematic projecting his interest in self image, identity formation, black history, gender construct, society and governments impact in his telling of untold stories.