ANSWERS, TOLUWALASE AWOLAJA SEEKS THROUGH ART…

Expressing the pains of others and those of a period in his childhood through his paintings became the theme song of Toluwalase Awolaja’s studio practice, Okechukwu Uwaezuoke writes ART-LOGUE Dysphoria, for some reason, became Toluwalase Awolaja’s obsession. This was when the 23-year-old Ogun State native began earnestly to seek answers to some of life’s apparent …

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FOR OLU AMODA, BETTER EXPRESSIONS COME IN BIGGER SIZES

Nigeria’s metal sculpture maestro Olu Amoda remains a reference point among his peers, says Okechukwu Uwaezuoke, who revisits his early landmark feats as well as his large-sized sculptures’ raison d’être LEGENDS Chances are that none among the elite Nigeria’s metal sculptors can hold a candle to Olu Amoda. Of course, while due recognition may be …

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WITH DILIGENCE AND PERSEVERANCE, DAMOLA ADEYEMO PLODS ON

Having successfully developed a signature style, Damola Adeyemo aims for global recognition as one of the best artists. Okechukwu Uwaezuoke reports ART-LOGUE When, or how, it all started, seem to have receded too far into the inner recesses of Damola Adeyemo’s memory. Yet, the faint reminiscences of his childhood years still manage to cohere into …

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ART, FOR ANEHITA ALETOR, SYMBOLISES GRATITUDE TO HER CREATOR

Reverting to her long-abandoned childhood passion has launched Anehita Aletor on the path of fulfilment and self-actualisation, she tells Okechukwu Uwaezuoke ART-LOGUE Those magical moments in her mother’s studio come flooding back with the memories of Anehita Gloria Aletor’s childhood years. For that was the place where her love for art was first nurtured. “It …

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IN CELEBRATION OF BRUCE ONOBRAKPEYA’S CREATIVE RESOURCEFULNESS

As the activities marking his 60th year in the exhibition circuit trails into a second year, the highly-revered Nigerian artist, Bruce Onobrakpeya, celebrates his 88th birthday anniversary. Okechukwu Uwaezuoke reports LEGENDS Not much has changed in this cluttered ground-floor recess. At the end of the reception room, the long-familiar installation work still denies visitors access …

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