Ekundayo’s life story is a very unique one (basically his mother and father split and he spent 7 years toted along with his dad on the run until his father passed away and he lived with his sister where he discovered his uncle’s black book that changed his life). Ekundayo’s work illustrates the sacrifices we make in the pursuit of fulfillment, while simultaneously questioning the actions taken to attain it.
Today, I feel:
Like nothing can stop me!
If you had three wishes, what would they be?
For my first wish, I would like to feel like I did when I would draw and paint as a youngster before art became a way to make a living.
Second, I would wish for a HUGE! studio spot were I would invite my favorite artists to create work and collaborate on projects.
Lastly, I would want all my friends and family to be healthy and happy pursuing what they want in life.
Do you consider yourself a funny person?
I'm seriously funny.
If you had one magic power, what would it be?
I would want the power to teleport to places that no other human has ever been before.
Something that makes you happy?
When I listen to good music and I’ve been painting for so long that I loose all track of time.
Something that makes you mad?
When companies lie to get you to buy something and then they don't deliver all the things they promised to get you to buy it in the first place!
What was your favorite subject in elementary school?
If you feel a creative block, what do you do to jumpstart inspiration?
I get out of the studio and just live life or get into shit. When I haven't thought about what I'm working on for a couple hours, I come back to it with fresh eyes.
When someone is taking a photo, do you smile for the camera or turn your head?
I smile while I turn my head so the picture comes out blurry.
Are you a social network enthusiast?
What is a quality you don’t like about yourself?
I can’t show my teeth when I smile.
Last good book you read?
Tuesdays with Morrie.
Who has had the most impact on your life?
Are you spiritual?
All praises to the most high.
One word to describe your artwork?
What’s missing in your life?
Stability, but I've come to expect the unexpected.
Are you a pet person?
Is your artwork understood?
Depends on who's looking, I feel like my art will only make sense in my mind. Ss long as the viewer can take something positive from my work, I'm happy.
The most trouble you’ve ever gotten into:
A police task force was once assigned to arrest me and some friends.
Where do you imagine yourself in five years?
I imagine I would be thinking about what I would be doing in five years.
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