Lovers of art in Lagos and all works of life will converge from October 28 to December 15, 2016 to network at the ALÁRA’s bespoke architecture for a solo exhibition featuring the work of international acclaimed artist, Abdulrazaq Awofeso.
The artist transforms discarded pieces of paper, wood and fabric into contemporary art. All of these are records of imaginable circumstances – scraps from the tailor and carpenter, or clippings from newspaper inserts. Carving anthropomorphic forms from these materials, Awofeso assembles the resulting objects into groups. Together, the sculptures cull from the diversity of contemporary modes of dress, functional objects and the visual media through which today’s lives are shared.
Abdulrazaq Awofeso was born in Lagos, Nigeria in 1978. He studied at Yaba College of Technology in Lagos before relocating to South Africa in 2000. His works have since been exhibited in Johannesburg, Cape Town, London, Tel Aviv, and New York City. And in 2013, he won a residency at the Thami Mnyele Foundation in Amsterdam. His work was recently shown at the 2016 Dakar Biennale and Stevenson Gallery.