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Peter Akinwumi

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Birthplace
Nigeria

Birth year
1971

Lives in
Nigeria

Works in
Nigeria

Website

Representing galleries
Mydrims Gallery Lagos, Signature Gallery Lagos, Nigeria

Tags
sculpture, figurative, digital, surrealism, mixed-media

Statement

Akinwumi Peter, has been adjudged, Master of the Beaten Metal Art,which is his own unique approach to High relief repousse Sculpture .His Studio based in Nigeria, produces the best collections  in this rare medium, which you will not find anywhere.He was born in Lagos, to a Nigerian Father and  a Ghanaian Mother.  Peter got his elementary trainnig from his Mother, who was trainned by her elder Brother,one of Ghana's early Art Legends,in the person of late Prof. Azzii Akator. Akinwumi started practising as early as the age of 10.He worked for some Galleries, like Felix Idubor Art Gallery(Benin City),Fred Achibong(Lagos)Songhai Heritage(Lagos). In year 1990, he enrolled for a B.A. degree in Fine Art,and graduated with second class upper division in Sculpture.While in School, he won twice the prestigious scholarship award,on being declared the best student, in the Faculty of Arts.On graduation, in His bid to establish an identity for himself, he revived a rare Art form, known either as Repousse or the Beaten Metal Art.This he now calls DOT-BEATEN METAL.A name chosen, based on the fact, that he uses dots from punchers of varying nibs,repousse and chasing techniques,to beat out relief forms, on Aluminium plate.In 2001, he was commissioned by Nestle Foods, to use his Beaten Metal, to create concepts for the promotion  of their range of products in the Nigerian market. The unique  finish of this medium, has placed Akinwumi Peter, in an enviable position, as one of Nigeria's most sougth after Artists.His collections can be found in lots of reputable places at home and abroad.

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