Rhythm of Sekere

Abimbola explores aspects of cubism with geometric forms and interplay of colours.  The painting shows traditional Yoruba percussionists playing the popular Sekere.  The artist highlights the culture of the people through their dressing (Kembe and Fila) and music instruments.  There are also inquiries of traditional symbols in the patterns and motifs seen in the work. […]

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artiste Bimbo Adenugba Lagos, Nigeria

Abimbola Samson Adenugba holds a Higher National Diploma (HND) in painting from the prestigious Yaba College of Technology with a Distinction in 1995. He is a multiple award-winning artist. Among his numerous laurels includes the best overall performance in college (HND), first prize National Academy press award in Nigeria and fourth prize national award, Windsor […]

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Abimbola explores aspects of cubism with geometric forms and interplay of colours.  The painting shows traditional Yoruba percussionists playing the popular Sekere.  The artist highlights the culture of the people through their dressing (Kembe and Fila) and music instruments.  There are also inquiries of traditional symbols in the patterns and motifs seen in the work. This can also be seen in the tribal marks of one of the musician. Most of these symbols and drawings can be connected to powerful Yoruba gods, kings and deities.  This is also substantiated by Abimbola’s use of the purple pigment in an attempt to establish some degree of pomp and royalty.

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