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AINA FELIX was born on the 19th of July,1979 in surulere Lagos state. He hails from Ekiti state in the western part of Nigeria and had his primary and secondary education in Lagos state from 1982 to 1994.
The emergence of the creation inclination in him at a very tender age, hence the urge for creativity was spontaneous. However, after the completion of his secondary education he actualizes his calling of the artistic impulse.
He secured admission into the great reputable Auchi Polytechnic in Edo state to formally sharpen his passion for creativity. In the process he underwent tutelage under the supervision of creative minds like Emmanuel Ikoro (painter),Simeon Atekhame(painter),Kenny Okay(also a painter) to mention but few. All the above names are personalities with artistic pedigree.
In 2002 he had Ordinary National Diploma(OND) Certified. After a year studio training at De_factory studio in Lagos state. He returned to school for his Higher National Diploma(HND) and graduated in 2005 with an excellent grade.
Then came the compulsory demand to serve his fatherland, which he was posted to Federal Government Academy, Suleja Niger State, where he worked as an art teacher. Having completed this program, he added to his credit PGDE IN 2007, Abuja.
Most of his works focus on the female form with a style that draws inspiration from the surrealist movement and social issues in society.
Surrealism is a 20th-century art movement that sought to release the creative potential of the unconscious mind through the irrational juxtaposition of images. His works continue to reflect a deep and calm connection to his heritage and experiences.
Aina Felix has participated in a two-man show and group exhibitions at home and abroad. He participated in an auction “Artist on the Rise” in February 2022 UK: a fully curated Auction sale of Contemporary Art.