Friday, 21 February 2020

2020 OYASAF GRADUATE ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE PROGRAM


The 2020 five weeks, Omooba Yemisi Adedoyin Shyllon Art Foundation (OYASAF), artists in residence program for Nigerian resident visual art graduates, has been concluded. During the program for the two awardee artists, they experimented with new creative ideas, were exposed and mentored in rudimentary marketing, finance and investment, in addition to producing guided commissioned artwork each. 
They are each, the best 2019 graduates in painting and sculpture of the Federal Polytechnic in Auchi, Edo State, Nigeria.  The visual art graduates are, Mr Ozumba Patrick Chidiebube( sculptor) and Mr Ojeaga Simon( painting).The works produced by them,  are attached as follows:

                                                         Title: Body Rhythms 1
                                                         Artist: Simon Ojeaga
                                                         Medium: mix media on canvas 
                                                         Dimension: 41" X 51"
                                                         Year: 2020
                                          Title:  Jemila mixing fura and nunu
                                          Artist: Ozumba Patrick 
                                          Dimension: L (170cm) X W (110cm)
                                          Medium: welded binding wire and quarter rod
                                          Year: 2020

Thursday, 2 May 2019


The Pictures below were taken on Monday the 22nd of  April 2019  of the visit/ tour  of the post graduate students of the Ecole Nationale Superieure D'Arts de Paris Cergy of France to OYASAF, as  led by Prof. Senam Okudzeto

Photo by Mfon Ralph Obot 

Photo by Mfon Ralph Obot 

Photo by Mfon Ralph Obot 

Photo by Mfon Ralph Obot 

Photo by Mfon Ralph Obot 

Photo by Mfon Ralph Obot 

Photo by Mfon Ralph Obot 

Photo by Mfon Ralph Obot 

Photo by Mfon Ralph Obot 
Photo by Mfon Ralph Obot 


Photo by Mfon Ralph Obot 

Tuesday, 16 April 2019

VISIT OF SOME MEMBERS OF THE NIGERIAN FIELD SOCIETY (NFS) TO OYASAF (13-04-2019)

In selflessly promoting Nigerian art and culture to the world, OYASAF hosted the esteemed members of the Nigerian Field Society (NFS) on Saturday the 13th April 2019. The visit included a guided tour of the foundation's art collection covering the history of Nigerian traditional, modern and contemporary art in painting and sculptures, inclusive of video and photography coverage of Nigeria's cultural festivals. Below are some photographic shots highlighting the event.

Photo by Mfon Ralph Obot 

Photo by Mfon Ralph Obot 

Photo by Mfon Ralph Obot 

Photo by Mfon Ralph Obot 

Photo by Mfon Ralph Obot 

Photo by Mfon Ralph Obot 

Photo by Mfon Ralph Obot  
Photo by Mfon Ralph Obot 



Thursday, 4 April 2019


The pictures below, were taken on Wednesday, 3rd April, 2019, of visitors and some members of the Museum Supervisory Council (MSC), to the Yemisi Shyllon Museum of Art@PAU.  These MSC members and visitors, toured the museum and observed the high tempo of ongoing finishing works towards completing the project, slated for opening to the world on, 19/10/2019.


Photo by Mfon Ralph Obot 
Photo by Mfon Ralph Obot


Photo by Mfon Ralph Obot 
Photo by Mfon Ralph Obot


Photo by Mfon Ralph Obot

Photo by Mfon Ralph Obot

Photo by Mfon Ralph Obot

Photo by Mfon Ralph Obot

Photo by Mfon Ralph Obot

Photo by Mfon Ralph Obot

Photo by Mfon Ralph Obot

Photo by Mfon Ralph Obot

Photo by Mfon Ralph Obot

Thursday, 14 March 2019

Visit of Professor Elon Cook Lee of the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), USA


Below are some pictures taken of the visit of  Professor Elon Cook Lee of the   Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), USA and her artist husband  with the team led by the  Director of the Lagos state Council for Arts and Culture, Mrs Saidat  Olaitan Otulana,  on a meeting and tour of  OYASAF collection, on  the 27th of February 2018. Prof Lee is arranging a partnership assistance of her University with OYASAF and the Yemisi Shyllon Museum of Art (YSMA@PAU).  OYASAF is expected to  benefit from an annual artists  residency program, while YSMA@PAU would get assistance of scholars with experience in  museum management to help build the museum into a global educational museum player.
Photo by Mfon Ralph Obot


Photo by Mfon Ralph Obot


Photo by Mfon Ralph Obot


Tuesday, 26 February 2019

SUMMARIZED BIO-DATA OF PRINCE YEMISI ADEDOYIN SHYLLON


Prince Yemisi Adedoyin Shyllon hails from Abeokuta, in Ogun State of Nigeria, from the Sogbulu and Ogunfayo lineage of the Laarun royal ruling house of Ake in Egbaland.
He is a graduate of Engineering from the University of Ibadan, of Law from the University of Lagos and of the Nigerian law school with a Masters degree in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University). He is also a Nigerian Chartered Stockbroker and Fellow of many chartered professional bodies within and outside Nigeria.
After obtaining his MBA degree, Prince Shyllon served as the marketing research and market development manager and later the marketing manager of Tractor and Equipment (division of UACN PLC conglomerate Nigeria).  In 1983, at 31years of age, he was appointed executive director (marketing) and for some years was also the legal adviser of Nigerite Ltd in Nigeria, a subsidiary of the ETEX Group, multinational company of Belgium.
Prince Shyllon commenced investment in the shares of blue chip companies in his university undergraduate days, by taking advantage of the then Nigerian indigenization policy, with the meager savings from his scholarship funds and stipends obtained from his student work on campus. He continued this investment streak by investing increasingly in real estate, shares, business startups and of course artworks. His holdings are managed in this spread of investment portfolio.
As a lad, he copied drawings from newspapers and commenced collecting artworks from his undergraduate days at the university, which interest was kick started by his contact with the students demonstration works in a tertiary institution near his family home  at which place he studied  during his holidays.
Prince Shyllon established his art foundation - Omooba Yemisi Adedoyin Shyllon Art Foundation (OYASAF), in 2007 which is widely acknowledged and globally ranked. OYASAF art collection is Nigeria’s largest and most balanced private art collection. The art of foundation of Prince Shyllon, holds  over 7,000 of all genres of Nigeria artworks including  artworks from many other parts of the world, as well as over 55,000 photographic shots of Nigeria’s fast disappearing cultural festivals. OYASAF selflessly sponsors scholars, curators, artists and art historians from within and outside Nigeria, to visit and study his collection, interact with the Nigerian art stakeholders and promote researches into Nigerian art and culture. The one thousand (1000) artworks granted by OYASAF to the Yemisi Shyllon Museum of Art @ Pan Atlantic University (YSMA@PAU) forms the main exhibit at YSMA@PAU, complimented by the university’s collection and the donations of other collectors and artists.
In 2012, a Professorial chair in visual art was endowed by Prince Shyllon, at the University of Port-Harcourt, Nigeria with OYASAF as the sole sponsor of the on-line journal of African art, titled, “The OYASAF Journal of Art (TOJA)”, for intellectual discuss of African art.
 The Yemisi Shyllon Professorial Chair for fine art and design, in 2016, sponsored a one week exhibition of the over 2000 years old Chinese sculptures and photo diary of the Chinese Qin dynasty, in Lagos, Nigeria.
Prince Shyllon is the joint author of a 200 page art coffee table book among other publications. OYASAF has selflessly donated few notable life size sculptural monuments to public places and institutions in Nigeria, among which, are the eighteen (18) life size sculptures, at the Freedom Park in Lagos, Nigeria and huge & prestigious monuments at the Universities of Lagos and Ibadan of Nigeria.

Prince Yemisi Adedoyin Shyllon D.Litt.