Paulie X


  • bas-kee-at, a painting of the artist basquiat wearing a black suit against a red background, by british/nigerian artist paulie x
    by Paulie X Artist £870.79 GBP
  • bas-kee-at, a painting of the artist basquiat wearing a black suit against a red background, by british/nigerian artist paulie x
    by Paulie X Artist £870.79 GBP
  • king ali reborn, a b&w drawing of boxer muhammad ali in his winning pose by british/nigerian artist paulie x
    by Paulie X £365.82 GBP
  • fuzzy hair wanted fbi poster, a painting of political activist angela davis by british/nigerian artist paulie x
    by Paulie X artist Enquire for price
Photograph of Paulie X London based artist with his drawings of Malcolm X in the background

Paulie X has always found modern languages inadequate and has always expressed himself in art from as early as the age of 6.

He uses his art as a means to start important conversations

.. conversations about key societal issues – racism, classism, misogyny & feminism, politics, inequality, sexuality, beauty, climate change and the ongoing human inflicted climate disaster.

As well as identity, humanity and what really makes us “Us”.

He chooses art as a way to express feelings and thoughts where words may fail or fall short.

“I may be eloquent but don’t always have the words to express myself

I may be well spoken and yet not always have the right words

to express my thoughts and feelings

(Sometimes) no language is sufficient to express what I must say

this is why I draw

this is why I paint

this is the language in which I best express myself”

~ Paulie X

Paulie loves to explore new media and draws and paints in mixed styles ranging from the hyperrealism of his earlier works ‘Emrata’ & ‘JILL’, his modern more fluid, minimalistic mixed-media style – with lots of sketch and drawing lines still in plain view (as seen in his “King ALI”, “WANTED..” 2020 & 2021 pieces and a mix of both styles as seen in his 2020 Malcolm X diptych “RESOLVE” & “BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY”