Muyiwa Akinwolere

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Muyiwa Akinwolere

Muyiwa Akinwolere

Muyiwa is a Nigerian contemporary artist whose works explore the nature of human behaviour; topics like hypocrisy, politics, love, joy, pain, selfishness, selflessness, religion, culture etc are expressed in and through his characters and figurative.

Muyiwa expresses himself excellently in various mediums which include, antique ink – a signature medium which combined with his unique style stand him out of the crowd and puts him easily amongst the list of artists to watch out for.

Other mediums in which he effortlessly expresses himself include oil, acrylic, pastel, mixed media (including recycled random materials)

STATEMENT OF ART:
ADIITU IS (YORUBA WORD;MYSTERY) MY DESIGN PRINCIPLE. I BELIEVE THAT ART TRANSCENDS 2 DIMENSIONAL OR THREE DIMENSIONAL FORMAT.THERE IS A PLACE OF THE SUPERNATURAL, WHICH IS BASICALLY FOUR DIMENSIONAL.

EDUCATION:
1995-1999,B.A (HONS) Painting, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria.

EXPERIENCE:
2000-2005, fine-art teacher, El-amin intl school, Minna, Nigeria.
2005-2007, artist in residence, National Gallery of Art, Minna, Nigeria.
2007-till date, self employment, Lagos, Nigera.

MIXED EXHIBITIONS:
2010, MINIATURE ART FAIR, TERRA CULTURE ABUJA, NIGERIA
2009, COLLOCATION 5, THOUGHT PYRAMID GALLERY ABUJA, NIGERIA.
2006, BLOOMING TALENTS, TRANSCORP HILTON ABUJA, NIGERIA.
2005, TOGETHERNESS, U.N BUILDING ABUJA, NIGERIA.

EVENTS:
2008, SPANISH ARTISTS CONFERENCE, SPANISH AMBASSADOR’S RESIDENCE ABUJA, NIGERIA.

AWARDS:
2008, 3RD PLACE, ITALIAN EMBASSY COMPETITION, ABUJA, NIGERIA.

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