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Peter Akinwumi

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Traders, Dec,2010. Aluminium Repousse,wood Carvings and Oil Painting... 36x58... © Peter Akinwumi
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Big Market Day, 2011 Aluminium Repousse,wood Carvings and Oil Painting... 85 by 180cm © Terra Kulture Auction House.Nigeria.
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Royal Dance, May,2007 Aluminium Repousse,wood Carvings and Oil Painting... 48"x32" © Peter Akinwumi
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Faces, June,2008 Aluminim,wood, Oil Colour 48"x28" © Peter Akinwumi
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Festivity, July2008 Aluminium Repousse,wood Carvings and Oil Painting... 48"x24" © jack Chagourri
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Traders, Sweet Mother Aluminium Repousse,wood Carvings and Oil Painting... 48"x36" © Jack Chagourri
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Market scene, May,2008 Digital Painting 12"x9" © Peter Akinwumi Studio
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CELEBRATION OF LOVE, 28th,nov.,2008 Aluminium Repousse,wood Carvings and Oil Painting... 48"x24" © Ireti Kingibe
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THE BIG DANCE, 15th. nov.,2008 Aluminium Repousse,wood Carvings and Oil Painting... 48"x24" © Ireti Kingibe
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DANCE FEVER, 2ND,NOV.,2008 Aluminium Repousse,wood Carvings and Oil Painting... 36"x21" © Jack Chagourri
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Metamorphosis in life, 23rd., August,2008 Beaten Metal,fibre Glass,wood and Oil. 54"x36" © Ireti Kingibe
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Faces, May,2009 Oil Colour on Wood Carvings(mixed-media) 29x48 © Gilbert Chagourri
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True Love, May,2009 Fibre Glass, Wood Totems and Oil Colour 36x54" © Gilbert Chagourri
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Dailouge of the Wise, May,2009 Oil on Wood Carvings 22x49 © Peter Akinwumi Gallery
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Heated Dailouge, Jan,2011 Digital Art. 12"x 8". © Peter Akinwumi.
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Secrets..., Feb.2011 Digital Art 8x12... © Peter Akinwumi
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An exchange of Thougths, 2010 Aluminium Repousse,wood Carvings and Oil Painting... 90 by 150cm
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Traders, 2009 Aluminium Repousse,wood Carvings and Oil Painting... 85 by 157cm
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Nigeria
Birth year
1971
Lives in
Nigeria
Works in
Nigeria
Representing galleries
Mydrims Gallery Lagos, Signature Gallery Lagos, Nigeria
Tags
mixed-media, surrealism, digital, figurative, sculpture
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.