Acrylic paint and soft pastel
Isaiah Aladejobi also known as PZay the Creative, is a DC native artist that has exhibited in the DC, Maryland and Virginia area and also abroad in China. The artist is influenced by contemporary art, graffiti, high renaissance art, African art, hip-hop and culture.
The artwork is presented through a cross-cultural perspective that represents past, present, and future. Each piece is inspired in equal parts by American & Nigerian culture, thus representing the artist’s social and cultural upbringing. Nigeria represents his past: his roots, his origin, his biological composition while and the America represents the present: his current location, socialization, and upbringing. Each piece communicates the cross between both cultures, just as the artist himself communicates a cross between both cultures. The artist’s parents emigrated from Nigeria decades ago bringing with them a wildly unique way of communicating, connecting, and living. The Nigerian style of parenting juxtaposed with the American style of child rearing left the artist at an intersection, excited to share how both sides of his world has shaped his thinking and artistic expression. Embracing this double-edged journey has helped the artist develop and grow into the man he is today. The artist used a mix of graphic design and fine arts techniques to produce the pieces.