Adewuyi, Kenny
Born 1959 in Ogun, Nigeria
Lives and works between Ota, Nigeria and Les Vosges, France
Kenny Adewuyi has researched, explored and developed a personal aesthetic of elongated and exaggerated figurative bronze sculptures. To create these unique sculptures, Adewuyi uses the lost-wax casting technique, an Igbo Ukwu tradition dating as far back as the 9th century. Addressing universal themes, such as affection and poverty, these sculptures with lengthened feet and torsos either curled into themselves, or drawn out and extended beyond normal proportion, express a gravitas of the human spirit. He has participated in numerous national and international exhibitions and his works can be found in prominent private and public collections. Kenny Adewuyi obtained a BA (Hons) degree in Fine Art, specialising in Sculpture in 1985, and an MFA degree in 1996, both from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria.
Kenny Adewuyi, Woman In Deep Thought, 2007, Bronze, 16 x 32 x 43cm, Edition 2 of 4. Courtesy SMO Contemporary Art

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