Tosin Kalejaye

Tosin Kalejaye

Discover the latest available collection in the latest exhibition, Emergence. Open from 26 May – 18 June 2021.

Kalejaye Olusegun Tosin is a self-taught contemporary visual artist from Abuja, Nigeria. From his early childhood, Tosin had a keen interest in drawing portraits, and this is where his artistic profession stemmed from.

Tosin uses his art as an instrument to convey his ideas and impressions about modern society and the everyday Black experience. His genre of art, which is widely rooted in storytelling, representation, identity, and historical documentation, is intended to incite emotion in his viewers as the required catalyst, to initiate mere social conversations to ultra-practical actions and liberate their consciousness.

His works, that were displayed in a range of exhibitions globally, including a group exhibition titled “Stop, listen!” in Sweden, are largely done with charcoal, acrylic and oil on canvas and archival Paper.


STOP, LISTEN!, CFHILL Stockholm, Sweden – Group exhibition.

LIMINALITY IN INFINITE SPACE, Africa Artists’ Foundation, Lagos, Nigeria – Group exhibition.
GLOBAL CONVERSATION, UN75 x F.99 x Google Arts and Culture, The United Nations – Group exhibition.
LOCALITY AND THE STATUS QUO, Pacers Art Gallery, Lagos, Nigeria – Group exhibition.
MAKING BLACK AND BROWN ART IMPORTANT AGAIN, Brooklyn Ubuciko Festival, New York, United States – Group exhibition