Komi Olaf is a visual artist and poet currently living in Toronto. As a master’s graduate of Architecture from Carleton University , his training as an architect directly influenced and continues to influence his draftsmanship and manipulation of light and space. His work is based primarily in acrylic and explores the dialogue created through the juxtaposition of images concepts and identities.
His works have been featured in shows at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto and the National Arts Center in Ottawa. He has also received several awards pertaining to his works including the TDthenandnow 2015 Primary Marketing image, The Empowerment and Success Award presented by the then Governor General of Canada Michaelle Jean in 2010 and was nominated for the Student Award for excellence presented by the Canadian Architect Magazine in 2009.
Komi is a strong believer in the synonyms that exists between images, philosophies and concepts.
He is currently represented by Agora Gallery in New York city.
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