APHRODELIQUE

(6+3) =LimitlessNov 25-Nov 26, 2017

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Ogirikan Art Gallery
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"moses-afeso"
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Press Release
Aphrodelique: (Limitless = 6+3)

The mind of an artist is a multiplicity of universes ever multiplying. When you have nine you have an expansive infinity of possibilities, realities and universes.
Ogirikan has brought an exhibition themed “6 + 3 = Limitless” in pursuit of this idea.

SAM EBOHON

Sam Ebohon studied and graduated from one of Nigerians’ oldest and prestigious art schools (Yaba College of technology) in 1990. Thereafter he went straight into studio practice in which he quickly proved his worth having produced many great works of art in different mediums. His works are characterized by cress-cross linear strokes which tend to abstract his paintings thereby giving it a voice that is refreshingly new in intensity, boldness and a most exquisite symphony of vision.
He has won many awards at home and internationally and has participated in numerous exhibitions which have had lots of good reviews in print and electronic media.
He is a respected member of the prestigious Guild of Professional Artists of Nigeria and the Society of Nigerian Artists.

IBRAHIM HAMID
Ibrahim was born in 1963, schooled in Lagos, raised in Kano. He graduated from Yaba College of Technology where he majored in painting.  He is also a certified art teacher.
Hamid is presently experimenting on hands, in what he calls “handscape”. He is an accomplished artist, with a couple of awards to his credit, four Solo exhibitions and several group exhibitions at home and abroad; he is widely collected.
A founding member of (G.F.A) Guild of Professional Fine Artists of Nigeria and until recently was the vice president and a member of (S.N.A) Society of Nigeria Artists.

BOLAJI OGUNWO
Bolaji was trained in the University of Benin; he was one of the pioneering set of the Postgraduate programme in the Department of Creative arts, University of Lagos, Akoka in 2006. His works can be found in notable places around the globe.
A Prolific portraitist, Bolaji has participated in 42 local and international art shows and two solo exhibitions in Nigeria and recently had another international Solo exhibition in Manchester, UK to his credit.
He is a staunch member of the society of Nigerian artists, Lagos Chapter; he is currently a Ph.D. research scholar in Delta state University Abraka, Delta state. He is also painting Lecturer in the Department of Creative arts, University of Lagos, Nigeria.

BIMBO ADENUGBA
Bimbo Adenugba is a Nigerian artist, born in Lagos over 40 years ago.
He holds a Higher National Diploma (H.N.D) in Painting from the Yaba College of Technology with Distinction in 1995.
He is a recipient of numerous academic and corporate awards, among which are “Best Overall Performance”, 1st Prize National Academy Press Award.
Bimbo has participated in several group exhibitions both in Nigeria and abroad this Include, “Beyond Boundaries” Accra Ghana, “The Sandton show”, Sandton, South Africa, “Colour Perspectives” California, USA.
His works have been auctioned in several auction houses both in Nigeria and abroad; these include, Art House Contemporary Auction Nigeria and Charitable auctions / exhibition at Besharat Gallery Atlanta, USA, in conjunction with Empower 54 to raise funds for the support of the Internally Displaced People in Northern Nigeria. (I.D.P)

Bimbo is documented in several books and documentaries among which are “101 Artists of Nigeria”, Artists in Nigeria”, “Issues of Contemporary Nigerian Art”.
He is the Secretary of The Guild of Professional Fine Artists of Nigeria (G.F.A) and a member of the Society of Nigerian Artists (S.N.A), Lagos Chapter.
Bimbo Adenugba is a full time studio artist.

ENOFE OSAGUMWENRO FESTUS
Enofe Osagumwenro Festus was born in Oredo local government area, Benin city, Edo state in the 70s.  His interest in art manifested early, while he was still in primary school, his talent was encouraged and nurtured by his uncle and elder brother.
In 1999, Enofe gained admission into University of Benin to study art. At the university he specialized in sculpture and graduated second class upper division in 2004.
He has worked with artists like late Ben Osawe, Greg Agbonkoko and recently papa Demas Nwoko on door projects for hotels and churches around the country. Enofe’s works are in private homes, offices and public collections throughout the country. Enofe has participated in many group exhibitions.

MOSES AFESO
Born in Lagos, on 28th of July 1975, Moses Afeso hails from a rocky village called Ososo in the northern part of Edo State, Akoko Edo Local Government Area to be precise. He graduated from the Federal Polytechnic, Auchi Edo State, Nigeria with a Higher National Diploma (H.N.D) in sculpture in the year 2002. He also has a Certificate in German Language from Goethe Institute Victoria Island, Lagos. Afterwards, he proceeded for Masters Degree in Fine Art (MFA) sculpture at the University of Benin, Benin-City, Nigeria. He concluded that program in 2009.
Between 2003/2004, he was an Art Instructor in the Department of Fine Art, Federal College of Education Yola, Adamawa State, as a Youth Corper. He executed a metal relief project (a back-lit steel decorative panel, installed in the lobby of Southern Sun Hotel, Ikoyi Lagos) in 2009.

After his masters programme, Afeso Moses did a joint community project of a monumental sculpture with Professor John Oghene, at Ulemo in Oredo Local Government Area, Edo State. He was invited by the Bruce Onabrakpeya Foundation to facilitate the stone carving section at the 18th /19th Harmattan Workshops, Agbarha-Otor, Delta State, Nigeria, in 2016/2017. He currently lectures at Lagos State Polytechnic, Ikorodu Lagos.
His works are in private collections in Nigeria, USA, UK, and Germany. He has featured also in several group exhibitions and workshops.

OBODO CHUKWUADIBIA
Obodo Chukwukadibia is a Kaduna born indigene of Idumuje –Unor in Aniocha north local government area, of Delta state Nigeria. He obtained his O.N.D in the department of fine and applied art delta state polytechnic Ogwashi-Uku; he also obtained his higher national diploma (H.N.D) in Auchi federal polytechnic Auchi Edo state. He exhibited in the Auchi re-awaking of art Colabo with merit interior and Auchi polytechnic. He specialized in metal works and is popularly known as “metal lord”.

JUDAH JIBRIN
Judah Jibrin is an artist, designer from Kogi, Nigeria. He studied Fine Art and specialised in painting at Ahmadu Bello University, he lives in Lagos where he concentrates on studio art painting. He has participated in a number of group exhibitions.
“All colours on their own are already beautiful, but when they come together they create something even beyond beautiful…..they make the immortal magic called ART “- Judah Jibrin
Judah Jibrin is a keen observer of his surroundings he draws inspiration from lifestyles therein. Using acrylic on canvas he creates unique bubbles to form colorful mosaics.
His works are wildly published and extensively collected both at home and abroad. Jibrin is popularly known for “The Afro” and “Durbar “of 2015 – 2016

NOJEEM MUSE
Anigilaje Nojeem Muse started as a self trained artist and later studied drawing and painting at the Federal college of Education, Akoka Yaba Lagos.
He had his industrial art internship training in Labasco Art studio, Ajah, also in Lagos, where he studied graphic design and industrial art, with extensive practicals, for six years.
Nojeem Muse is a founding member and key figure of Society of Nigerian Plein Air Artists. He has been practicing and teaching Art fully across the country since leaving school. He has a trail of group exhibitions behind him and a private solo show in Ikoyi, Lagos in 2015 at the Black Month History Event.

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