Adeola Musliu Balogun
Adeola was born on 17th November, 1966 at Ota, in Ogun State. He bagged MFA, OND/HND and TTC at University of Benin, Yaba College of Technology and Akoka College of Education respectively. He worn the award for Best Sculpture and Life Drawing Student in 1993/94 session at Yaba College of Technology. In 2011, he worn the award for “Visual Experimentalist of The Decade” in the School of Art, Design and Printing Tech, Yaba College of Technology, his alma mater where he lectures. He has staged three solo exhibitions, participated in several group shows locally and internationally.
He also has many public monuments to his credit which include: Awolowo statue at Allen Round-about, Ikeja and Funso William’s statue at former Western Avenue, the busts of Madam Tinubu, Sir John Glover installed at the foyer of Union Bank Building in Marina, lagos and “Towards Achieving Excellence”, a 25ft statue is located in University of Ibadan in Oyo State (all in Nigeria.) A tangible number of his works; representational, stylized and abstract genres are in collection and other private collections in Nigeria and abroad. His works are featured regularly in both ArtHouse and Terraculture auctions in Nigeria.Materials for his formal visual interpretations come in myriads of modes; he believes in appropriating them in his work in order to recharge and re-channel their inherent energy to interpret and allude to socio-political issues in an inspirational manner.
His penchant for material experimentation in recent years has spurred him to explore and repurpose disused tyres, binding wires and discarded mechanical parts as a medium for visual interpretation of his concepts.
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