DOTUN POPOOLA is a synergetic metal sculptor who has carved a niche for himself with his monumental metal sculptures. He had his first and second degree in Fine and Applied Arts with a specialization in sculpture and painting respectively in Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria. He is passionate about touching lives through his artistic and leadership skills; turning trash to treasures, rubbish to rubies. 


Exhibitions: West Africa International Art Fair “ARTX Lagos” {2018}; maiden scrap art exhibition, Qatar {2019}; and Global Art Festival, Gujarat India {2020} .


Overall, Dotun has participated in twenty-nine (29) group exhibitions, fourteen (14) joint, and five (5) solo exhibitions. 



Dotun facilitates art workshops for students, professionals, NGOs, healthcare institutions, hospices, orphanage homes, rehabilitation centers, and schools locally and internationally. Dotun has equally executed several monumental sculptures and large murals both in Nigeria and the United States of America. 


Dotun continues to provide landmark mentoring opportunities for professional development, local and international artists in his studio in South-West Nigeria. 


His Immense contribution to the growth of Art globally has been featured in over 40 newspaper publications and TV stations both locally and internationally. This includes the New York Times, BBC, CNN Africa, BBC pidgin, Reuters, Aljazeera, and channels Television to mention but a few. 


Artist’s Statement: 

My artistic practice is based on a personal philosophy that art should be explored as an agent of change, and as a tool of social review, reengineering, and protest against environmental decadence. 


My body of works has addressed the issue of waste management and conservation, infrastructural decay, and the need to repurpose and reuse the large army of wastes that make our environment unsightly and threaten the ecosystem. 


My goal, then and now, is aimed at creating a luxury brand from discarded materials