Buchi Upjohn

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Truly an artist at heart, Upjohn began his natural interest in drawing and painting at a very young age. A native of West Africa, at the age of fifteen, Upjohn started working on his degree program. He received a BA degree of fine and applied arts at the University of Nigeria in 1986. He then worked for a year in an advertising firm in Nigeria.

Always open to travel he moved to England where he realized he could pursue painting full time. The response he received was so encouraging that he and an illustrator friend opened an art studio in London. Open to new experiences, Upjohn moved to the United States. He spent a few years in New York, New Jersey, and Delaware before he moved to Georgia where he now resides. Renowned artist Buchi Upjohn Aghaji expresses his art through a variety of media including oil, watercolor and acrylic on canvas, burlap, paper, metal and wood.

Upjohn believes that one’s artistic creations cannot be separated from his experiences, therefore he reaches deep in to his cultural and spiritual experiences to come up with images that truly engage the viewer. The feelings evoked by his work can only be described as exhilarating.
No one can unleash such talent and use of color without being in touch with his creator. What you feel only shows the power of his work and the touch he received. One of the most prolific painters on this hemisphere, Buchi speaks warmly of his numerous collectors who have shown support for his work, feeling he owes them much gratitude.

Upjohn’s work has received much acclaim and recognition in different parts of the world. His work resides in numerous public and private collections. He welcomes commissions and has a vast number of collectors and followers around the world.
Upjohn continues to engage his audience in an art language always spoken with freshness. He currently exhibits his art through various juried fine art shows, Private Exhibits, Cultural Art Centers, Museums and Galleries in the USA and abroad.

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