Alimi Adewale

Alimi Adewale was born in May 8th 1974 and he studied mechanical engineering in Ilorin, Nigeria. Interest in art spur going to exhibitions and he later developed his knowledge of art after graduating by undergoing various art workshop.

Alimi Adewale’s pratice posit genres traditionally evoked in painting—such as portraits, landscapes, and nudes but with a contemporary expression in a profusion of rich texture and often uncommon sculptural finish. Whether utilizing photography and oil paint (Owambe, 2015) or thick lump of oils mediums, ( House of Assembly 2013) that takes years to dry, Alimi mines the endless possibilities of a particular material to introduce an additional dimension into the work: that of time.

Imbued with their own mortality, his sculptures cultivate the experiential function of art compare to the traditional African sculptures. Alimi incorporates elements of minimalism and abstraction to create an oeuvre that is distinctly current, and as witty as it is macabre.