Fola David is a Medical doctor, Hyperrealist Artist and, Nigeria’s Foremost Speedpainter. He was a nominee for the Future Awards Africa Prize for Arts and Culture 2017 and has exhibited his works in several galleries in and outside Nigeria. Fola David is a seasoned Pencil Artist and Speedpainter. He focuses on hyperrealism in his works aiming to show a deeper connection to his subject through a combination of time and skill. Though his works appear hyperrealistic, his main objective is not to reproduce what he sees but also create the illusion of depth and the sense of presence. Creating work this way requires great discipline and attention to detail.
Fola David is also a practicing Medical Doctor and he started producing works in Medical School where he got intrigued with the human form. He also got to work with local and International Celebrities: TreySongz, Wale, Keri hilson, 2Baba, Jidenna, Rkelly, Iyanya, Alibaba to name a few.
Fola David has also given talks at various academic institutions, functions and seminars where he speaks on balancing Art, Entrepreneurship and Medical Work. He is a TEDx speaker and his works are also in several academic institutions and private collections worldwide.
Notable performances by Fola David include his speedpainting of the iconic three wise men statue in Lagos at the Creative Meeting held at the US consul General’s residence, painting of 2baba at the Fortyfied concert held at Eko Hotels and Suites and many more.
He is currently signed to the Temple Management Company.