Abdulrazaq Awofeso
Lives & Works in Birmingham, UK
Made from discarded wooden shipping pallets, Abdulrazaq Awofeso's work investigates movement around the world - of people as well as goods.  Dismantling the pallets, Awofeso uses the timber to represent human figures in wall reliefs, freestanding sculptures and installations. His recent series Okrika focuses on clothing and fast fashion. Individually carved and painted by hand, the details and colours of Awofeso's sculptures are inspired by encounters with people in different cities and subcultures. Some of his most prominent series include 'Boujee' (2009-present), 'Skhothane' (2021-22) and 'Do You Know Who I Am' (2022). 

His work has been included in exhibitions at numerous well known institutions and shows, including South London Gallery, London (2023); Ed Cross, London (2023); Ikon Gallery, Birmingham (2022); Museum Arnhem, Arnhem (2020 & 2023); MAXXI, the National Museum of 21st Century Arts, Rome (2018); Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, Brazil (2017–18); STEVENSON, Cape Town (2016) and Dak'Art - Biennale de l'Art Africain Contemporain, Dakar (2016). Awofeso’s work features in prestigious private and institutional collections including Benetton Imago Mundi, Deborah Goldman, Laurent-Perrier, and Yemi Odusanya. 

Abdulrazaq Awofeso will be presented by Ed Cross Fine Art.
Abdulrazaq Awofeso, Stonewash II, 2024, Pallet, wood and coat hanger, 70 x 41 x 3.5 cm. Courtesy of Ed Cross Fine Art.