Idowu Oluwaseun was born in Lagos in 1982 and currently lives in Houston, Texas. He studied initially at the School of Art, Design and Printing at the Yaba College of Technology in Lagos and then with Rita McBride at the Düsseldorf Art Academy.

His work conveys a magical, sometimes even mysterious atmosphere, although he is not a surrealist with a penchant for the magical, but rather a passionate realist with a predilection for detail. Working from his own photographs, he is not content to make the paintings look like photographs. Rather, he enhances their photographic effect, that strange "as if".

In fact, although their similarity to photographs is so striking, it is still evident that here the painter reproduces the painted photographs with mastery and subtlety, so that the images produced in the process can in the end be considered complete paintings.