Bayo is a Finnish/Nigerian artist based in Helsinki. A third culture kid, he spent his formative years abroad before returning to grow out his youth in Lapland. He has been painting since the end of 2020, spurred to art — in part, by the pandemic.
With the remnants of delicate melancholy still clouding his paintings. He found an avenue to explore his own language of the indecipherable, in oils. Alternating between rigid structure and abstracted form he intensifies space through color and composition.
His paintings hold an aura of the surreal, the mystical. Without coherent stories or purpose his works transcend the conceptual, and its restraints -- pursuing the satisfaction derived from painting, the captivation of form.