Soundspiration by Adeola Balogun

Soundspiration Adeola Balogun
Without Wings II 2012 -woven shredded tyres mild steel glass fibre bronze and violin. © Omenka Gallery

Soundspiration is a solo exhibition by Nigerian artist Adeola Balogun, that offers an opportunity and experience to examine the wide variety of media that he skillfully manipulates. An exhibition that adds to a deeper understanding of Adeola’s technique and working methods.

Adeola Balogun (born 1966) in Ota, Ogun State,Nigeria. He had his MFA degree in 2003/4 at the University of Benin, Benin City, Edo State, and HND in 1993/4 at Yaba College of Technology, Yaba, Lagos, Nigeria. Balogun holds an eminent place among Nigerian contemporary art – he is currently one of the most exciting sculptors working in Nigeria Adeola Balogun’s work has made it to several important collections. He has also participated in several significant group exhibitions locally and internationally. He is a member of the Society of Nigerian Artists.

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Soundspiration Adeola Balogun
Endless Gyration, 2012, woven, shredded tyres and mild steel. © Omenka Gallery
Nigerian contemporary art: Soundspiration
Vestige of Dad’s Gramophone (veiled series), 2012, mixed media. © Omenka Gallery

Since May 3 to 17, 2013, Omenka Gallery (Lagos, Nigeria), has been presenting Soundspiration – an exhibition of sculptures and sound installation by Adeola Balogun, one of Nigeria’s remarkable contemporary sculptors. The exhibition features largely contorted forms of musicians and dancers who handle real musical instruments such as the violin, saxophone and talking-drums in simulated performance, underscoring the artist’s enchantment over the years with music as the vehicle of thoughtful reflection.

Soundspiration Adeola Balogun
Endurance II, 2012, bronze. © Omenka Gallery
Soundspiration Adeola Balogun
Self Healing, 2012, mixed media. © Omenka Gallery
Nigerian contemporary artists: ADEOLA BALOGUN
Endurance I, 2012, tyres. © Omenka Gallery
Nigerian contemporary art: Soundspiration
Evergreen Re-Mixed, 2012, mixed media. © Omenka Gallery
Nigerian contemporary artists: ADEOLA BALOGUN
Accompained, 2013, goje and mild steel. © Omenka Gallery
Nigerian contemporary artists: ADEOLA BALOGUN
I Want To Know, 2012, mixed media. © Omenka Gallery

Images are courtesy of Omenka Galleryinfo@omenkagallery.com

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