Each of them celebrating their creative journey, with work that testifies to the greatness of the cultural oasis that is Nigerian Contemporary Arts practice.
Godwin Adesoye was born in Lagos on the 26th of February 1974. Originally from Osun State, Godwin started his education at the Tokunbo Alli Primary School (1981 – 1988). He attended Oregun High School, Oregun – Lagos from 1989 to 1994. He later on gained admission into the Institution of Textile Technology and Arts (1997 – 1999) and thereafter, graduated with a diploma.
Godwin has shown in several group exhibitions in Nigeria and abroad like; “Discovery” Mobil Hall Muson Centre (2000), “Echoes Cities” Museum of the Institute of African Studies University of Ibadan (2001), “Unity” Quintessence Ikoyi, Lagos (2000), “Unity” Nimbus Art Gallery Ikoyi Lagos (2004), “Way Out” Ilado Ikoyi Lagos (2003), “Unity” Nike Art Gallery Abuja (2003), 13th Pan African Film & Art Festival Los Angeles USA (2005), “Grace of Art” Nimbus Art Gallery Ikoyi Lagos (2005), “Art on The Mainland” National Council For Art & Culture Red Brick Building, Iganmu Lagos (2008), “Hellenic Image” And 54 Nigerian Masters In Translation Embassy of Greece Lagos and Abuja (2007), “With A Human Face” Pan African University Ajah Lagos (2006), “Splashes” Miniature Exhibition by Nigerian Contemporary Artists Terra Kulture Victoria Island (2009), “October Rain: Society of Nigerian Artists (2009), “Pastel ,and Watercolour” Exhibition Society of Nigerian Artists (2010), “October Rain” Society of Nigerian Artists (2011).
His solo exhibitions are the 2003 “Discovery Art” Exhibition at the Colour of Tomorrow Studio Ikeja Lagos, “This Spirit of Art” French Cultural Centre Ikoyi (2004) and “Age” Nimbus Art Gallery Ikoyi Lagos (2004). Godwin lives and works in Lagos and Ogun States.
Born 20th January 1979 in Igbo-ora, Ibarapa Central Local Government area in Oyo state, Nigeria, Seyi Morakinyo studied arts at the Auchi Art School. He lives in Lagos His passion for art led him to study Painting & General Art at the reknowned Federal Polytechnic Auchi in Edo state where I studied Painting and General. Since graduation in 2005, he has worked full time as a studio artist. He is a member of the Society Of Nigerian Artist, and to his credit he has participated in several shows locally and abroad.
My art is influenced by the ever changing landscape of the developing topography of my Nigerian urban/cultural environment and scene. Evolving from the style and textures of the impressionists movement, I have been able to create and achieve my own trend and style of painting, using such medium as acrylic or oil paints on canvas. My works are collected widely at home and in international communities.
A young artist, recently discovered by Chukwudi Onwudiwe and supported in Nigeria by our sister company, Marvel Arts.