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ARTIST PROFILEFestus Enofe

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.

 

“Care Giver”

Title: Care Giver
Medium: Ebony wood
Size: 76 x 20 x 10 cm (30 x 8 x 4 inches)
Year: 2010

 

Imagine a world without the health caregiver?  What a grim and miserable world overwhelmed by morbidity and mortality it would be.

Health care givers should be appreciated for their efforts.

Caregiver is an expression of appreciation for all that the medical field is doing. Basically I am inspired by surgery and pediatrics. A close look at the work you will see a fetus holding on to the stethoscope showing the relationship between the pediatrician and the patient.

The other side of the work depicts a surgeon.

Ogirikan Art Gallery