Ekundayo (Dayo) was born in Honolulu, Hi, in 1983 where he lived with his mother and father until the age of five when his mother and father could no longer get along. Ekundayo’s father snuck him out of the state without his mother’s knowledge, and for seven years Ekundayo and his father moved from place to place living a life on the run. Meanwhile in her desperate need to find her son, Ekundayo’s mother helped start Hawaii’s first clearing house for missing children. The life on the run ended in 1994 when his father moved to California with Ekundayo’s sister because his father was dying from cancer. In early 1995, Ekundayo’s father passed away from lung cancer; Ekundayo was eleven…

Ekundayo lived with his sister, brother in-law, four nieces and his sister’s mother in a small three-bedroom and one-bath house in Pacoima, Ca. It was in this house at the age of 13 that Ekundayo discovered his love for art. After being involved in school fights, stealing and hanging with the wrong people, he was suspended from school. One day while in the garage, he found one of his uncle’s black books. This uncle wrote for a graff crew in L.A. called C.H.B. This book completely changed Ekundayo’s life. He became obsessed with drawing and copied every single page in that little book. Meanwhile, the Dept of Justice had located Ekundayo at his sister’s home and returned him to the custody of his mother. Ekundayo went back to Hawaii to live with his mother. His drive to create didn’t stop, and the encouragement from his family only fueled that ambition. Shortly after graduating high-school, Ekundayo moved back with his sister and brother in-law in much more spacious accommodations. He attended Pierce College in Winnetka, Ca, where he practiced his craft and worked on his portfolio until 2003 when he was accepted into Art Center College of Art and Design on a scholarship. Although the teachers he studied under and the friends he met while going to Art Center were priceless to his development, Ekundayo dropped out after completing his foundation courses in order to create his own path in the fine art world. He combines both subversive graffiti aesthetics in combination with art-historical erudition using acrylic, gouache, watercolor, ink and various carving techniques. Ekundayo’s work expresses the struggle of life and how those struggles and burdens can either inspire us to change in a constructive way or weigh us down by our own inability to change.

Artist Website: http://www.ekundayo.com

Current and Previous Works by Ekundayo

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  • “Migrations”

    (2013)
    $1,100
    Available
    Ink and Acrylic on paper (triptych)
    Framed (dimensions are of art only)
    12" × 30"
    30 × 76 cm

    Show:

    • Beyond Eden
  • “One Eye Open”

    (2018)
    $3,200
    Available
    Acrylic, ink, spray paint on wood panel
    34" × 48"
    86 × 122 cm

    Show:

    • ‘The New Vanguard II’ at the Lancaster MOAH
  • “Paradoxical Unity”

    (2014)
    $1,500
    Sold
    Acrylic on paper mounted to wood panel
    On loan to Soho House (Branded Arts)
    16" × 16"
    41 × 41 cm

    Show:

    • LAX / TXL – Curated pop-up show presented by Urban Nation
  • “Just Within Reach”

    (2013)
    $1,100
    Sold
    Acrylic on paper mounted to wood panel
    12" × 12"
    30 × 30 cm

    Show:

    • LA Art Show 2014 – Littletopia
  • “Keep Your Eye On It”

    (2013)
    $800
    Sold
    Ink and Acrylic on paper
    Framed (dimensions are of artwork only though)
    15" × 18"
    38 × 46 cm

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    • Reflections Of A New Generation (Main)
  • “Fantastic Voyage”

    (2013)
    $5,200
    Sold
    Acrylic, watercolor, spraypaint and ink on panel
    Hand-made frame (dimensions are of artwork only though)
    36" × 48"
    91 × 122 cm

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    • Reflections Of A New Generation (Main)
  • “Symbiotic”

    (2012)
    $2,500
    Sold
    Acrylic, oil , ink and watercolor on board
    36" × 24"
    91 × 61 cm

    Show:

    • with Born Free USA Co-curated by Amanda Erlanson and Andrew Hosner
  • “Baggage”

    (2010)
    $750
    Sold
    Acrylic, spraypaint and ink on watercolor paper (framed)
    10" × 11"
    25 × 28 cm

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    • Joy Today Jeopardy Tomorrow
  • “Never Miss It ‘Till It’s Gone”

    (2010)
    $2,000
    Sold
    Acrylic, spraypaint, watercolor, and ink on canvas (framed)
    24" × 24"
    61 × 61 cm

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    • Joy Today Jeopardy Tomorrow
  • “Indelible”

    (2010)
    $1,500
    Sold
    Acrylic, spraypaint, watercolor, and ink on watercolor paper adhered to wood panel (framed)
    20" × 14"
    51 × 36 cm

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    • Joy Today Jeopardy Tomorrow
  • “Forever Young”

    (2010)
    $3,600
    Sold
    Acrylic, spraypaint, watercolor, and ink on watercolor paper adhered to wood panel (framed)
    34" × 34"
    86 × 86 cm

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    • Joy Today Jeopardy Tomorrow
  • “Foreclosure”

    (2010)
    $4,800
    Sold
    Acrylic, spraypaint, watercolor, and ink on watercolor paper adhered to wood panel (framed)
    30" × 48"
    76 × 122 cm

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    • Joy Today Jeopardy Tomorrow
  • “Grace”

    (2009)
    $500
    Sold
    Ink & graphite on paper (framed)

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    • Culver City Invasion
  • “Ms. Ebby”

    (2009)
    $2,200
    Sold
    Acrylic, watercolor and ink on paper mounted on wood (framed)
    24" × 24"
    61 × 61 cm

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    • Aqua Art Miami
  • “Bird Brain”

    (2009)
    $600
    Sold
    Ink & graphite on paper (framed)

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    • Culver City Invasion
  • “Running Man”

    (2009)
    $6,000
    Sold
    Watercolor, ink, and acrylic on canvas
    48" × 60"
    122 × 152 cm

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    • Culver City Invasion
  • “Transitions”

    (2009)
    $2,000
    Sold
    Acrylic, ink, graphite & spray paint on paper adhered to wood (framed)
    24" × 24"
    61 × 61 cm

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    • Culver City Invasion
  • “Greed”

    (2008)
    $1,800
    Sold
    Acrylic & mixed media on board
    24" × 24"
    61 × 61 cm

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    • Red Forest
  • “Broken Home”

    (2008)
    $750
    Sold
    Acrylic & mixed media on paper mounted to board
    9" × 12"
    23 × 30 cm

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    • Red Forest
  • “Mastadon”

    (2008)
    $700
    Sold
    Graphite on paper (framed)
    21" × 22"
    53 × 56 cm

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    • Red Forest
  • “Search For The New Land”

    (2008)
    $600
    Sold
    Graphite on paper (framed)
    13" × 21"
    33 × 53 cm

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    • Red Forest
  • “Judgement Day”

    (2008)
    $500
    Sold
    Graphite on paper (framed)
    17 1/2" × 7/1/2002"
    43 × 18 cm

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    • Red Forest
  • “Blu”

    (2008)
    $1,000
    Sold
    Acrylic & mixed media on paper mounted to board
    10" × 18"
    25 × 46 cm

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    • Red Forest
  • “Giants Never Die”

    (2008)
    $1,500
    Sold
    Acrylic & mixed media on paper mounted to board
    24" × 10/1/2002"
    61 × 25 cm

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    • Red Forest
  • “Thought Bubble”

    (2008)
    $1,900
    Sold
    Acrylic & mixed media on paper mounted to board
    18" × 24"
    46 × 61 cm

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    • Red Forest
  • “The Double Minded Man”

    (2008)
    $2,800
    Sold
    Acrylic & mixed media on board
    48" × 15"
    122 × 38 cm

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    • Red Forest
  • “The Dribble Down Effect”

    (2008)
    $6,000
    Sold
    Acrylic & mixed media on paper mounted to board
    69" × 33"
    175 × 84 cm

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    • Red Forest
  • “One Track Mind”

    (2008)
    $700
    Sold
    Graphite on paper (framed)
    19" × 20 1/2"
    48 × 51 cm

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    • Red Forest
  • “Times Are Changing”

    (2008)
    $900
    Sold
    Acrylic / mixed media on paper mounted to board
    12" × 12"
    30 × 30 cm

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    • Alteration
  • “Just Enough For The City”

    (2008)
    $600
    Sold
    Ink on water color paper
    15" × 24"
    38 × 61 cm

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    • Alteration
  • “Pill Popper”

    (2008)
    $600
    Sold
    Ink on water color paper
    14" × 14"
    36 × 36 cm

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    • Alteration
  • “Preparatory Sketch #5”

    (2008)
    $250
    Sold
    Mixed media on paper mounted to wood block

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    • Triple Threat Series (Nov)
  • “Preparatory Sketch #2”

    (2008)
    $300
    Sold
    Mixed media on paper mounted to wood block

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    • Triple Threat Series (Nov)
  • “Preparatory Sketch #4”

    (2008)
    $300
    Sold
    Mixed media on paper mounted to wood block
    5" × "
    13 × 0 cm

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    • Triple Threat Series (Nov)
  • “Preparatory Sketch #3”

    (2008)
    $250
    Sold
    Mixed media on paper mounted to wood block
    7" × 5"
    18 × 13 cm

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    • Triple Threat Series (Nov)
  • “Conquering Adversity (*original for Linkin Park album artwork)”

    (2008)
    $3,000
    Sold
    Acrylic on paper mounted on board
    15" × 24.5"
    38 × 62 cm

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    • Interlaced
  • “Dawning Of The Age”

    (2008)
    $8,000
    Sold
    Acrylic and ink on canvas
    144" × 54"
    366 × 137 cm

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    • Interlaced
  • “God Loves Ugly”

    (2008)
    $700
    Sold
    Watercolor / Graphite on Paper
    22" × 30"
    56 × 76 cm

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    • Picks Of The Harvest: Batch IV
  • “Slowly Dissipate”

    (2008)
    $750
    Sold
    Acrylic on board
    12" × 9"
    30 × 23 cm

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    • Interlaced
  • “Suppa Scoopa (collaboration with KMNDZ)”

    (2008)
    $2,100
    Sold
    Acrylic and ink on board
    24" × 14"
    61 × 36 cm

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    • Interlaced
  • “Pandora’s Box”

    (2008)
    $900
    Sold
    Acrylic on board
    12" × 12"
    30 × 30 cm

    Show:

    • Interlaced
  • “Too Much Of Anything…”

    (2008)
    $2,200
    Sold
    Acrylic on board
    24" × 30"
    61 × 76 cm

    Show:

    • Interlaced
  • “Les”

    (2008)
    $2,100
    Sold
    Oil on board
    22" × 48"
    56 × 122 cm

    Show:

    • Interlaced
  • “Missa Luba”

    (2008)
    $1,700
    Sold
    Acrylic on board
    12" × 24"
    30 × 61 cm

    Show:

    • Interlaced
  • “Everybody Loves The Sunshine”

    (2008)
    $750
    Sold
    Acrylic on board
    9" × 12"
    23 × 30 cm

    Show:

    • Interlaced
  • “Responsibilities”

    (2008)
    $3,600
    Sold
    Acrylic and ink on board
    30" × 72"
    76 × 183 cm

    Show:

    • Interlaced
  • “Unseen”

    (2008)
    $475
    Sold
    Acrylic on board
    6" × 10"
    15 × 25 cm

    Show:

    • Interlaced
  • “Unheard”

    (2008)
    $475
    Sold
    Acrylic on board
    6" × 10"
    15 × 25 cm

    Show:

    • Interlaced
  • “Unspoken”

    (2008)
    $475
    Sold
    Acrylic on board
    6" × 10"
    15 × 25 cm

    Show:

    • Interlaced
  • “Stagnation”

    (2008)
    $750
    Sold
    Acrylic on board
    12" × 9"
    30 × 23 cm

    Show:

    • Interlaced
  • “No Do Overs”

    (2008)
    $2,000
    Sold
    Acrylic on board
    36" × 12"
    91 × 30 cm

    Show:

    • Interlaced
  • “Billie Holiday”

    (2008)
    $600
    Sold
    Acrylic / Mixed Media on Paper
    18" × 22"
    46 × 56 cm

    Show:

    • Picks Of The Harvest: Batch IV
  • --

    (2008)
    $300
    Sold
    Mixed media on paper mounted to wood block

    Show:

    • Triple Threat Series (Nov)
  • --

    (2008)
    $200
    Sold
    Mixed media on paper mounted to wood block

    Show:

    • Triple Threat Series (Nov)
  • “The Composer”

    (2015)
    $2,600
    Sold
    Acrylic, watercolor, aerosol paint, ink on cradled wood panel
    24" × 24"
    61 × 61 cm

    Show:

    • Collective Reflections
  • “Magnetized”

    (2015)
    $1,400
    Sold
    Acrylic, watercolor, aerosol paint, ink on cradled wood panel
    16" × 20"
    41 × 51 cm

    Shows:

    • LAX / DTW – Curated show at Inner State Gallery (Detroit, MI)
    • Collective Reflections
  • “The Pace of Things”

    (2015)
    $1,800
    Sold
    Acrylic, watercolor, aerosol paint, ink on canvas
    24" × 19"
    61 × 48 cm

    Show:

    • Collective Reflections
  • “From Embers”

    (2015)
    $1,900
    Sold
    Acrylic, watercolor, aerosol paint, ink on canvas
    24" × 18"
    61 × 46 cm

    Shows:

    • THERE ARE NO LIMITS – (Taking Place in Borås, Sweden)
    • Collective Reflections
  • “All in Time”

    (2015)
    $600
    Sold
    Brush and ink on paper
    Framed (sizing does not include framing)
    14" × 11"
    36 × 28 cm

    Show:

    • Collective Reflections
  • “Transcend”

    (2015)
    $1,800
    Sold
    Acrylic, watercolor, aerosol paint, ink on floated wood panel
    (diptych)
    24" × 48"
    61 × 122 cm

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    • Collective Reflections
  • “Inhale”

    (2016)
    $1,400
    Sold
    Acrylic and mixed media on canvas adhered to wood panel
    16" × 20"
    41 × 51 cm

    Shows:

    • Entry Point: Exploring The New Contemporary Movement – Fullerton Museum Center
    • POW! WOW! Hawai’i – Honolulu Museum Art School