Alimi Adewale is a visual artist from the Nigeria and Artist in Residence at Konstepidemin 1st of September to 31st of October 2016
Alimi Adewale’s practice posit genres traditionally evoked in painting—such as portraits, landscapes, and nudes but with a contemporary expression in a profusion of rich texture and often uncommon sculptural finish. Whether utilizing photography and oil paint (Owambe, 2015) or thick lump of oils mediums, ( House of Assembly 2013) that takes years to dry, Alimi mines the endless possibilities of a particular material to introduce an additional dimension into the work: that of time.
Imbued with their own mortality, his sculptures cultivate the experiential function of art compare to the traditional African sculptures. Alimi incorporates elements of minimalism and abstraction to create an oeuvre that is distinctly current, and as witty as it is macabre.
Alimi Adewale was born in May 8th 1974 and he studied mechanical engineering in Ilorin, Nigeria. Interest in art spur going to exhibitions and he later developed his knowledge of art after graduating by undergoing various art workshops. Since the late 2002, Alimi has used his Art practice to explore and personalize urban issues allude to the lives of everyday city people, which are often neglected in the drive toward excessive urbanization, rapid modern development and the growing global economy.
2012 Nigeria Now Exhibition 34 Limpopo Street FCT Abuja
2013 Naked Butterflies an Online Solo Art Exhibition
2013 World Bank Art Exhibition, Abuja
2014 August: Joburg Art Fair, Red Door gallery Lagos
2014 September: ECLECTIC, Solo Art Exhibition Quintessence Gallery Lekki Lagos
2015 Connections – Two-man Exhibition Adeola Balogun and Alimi Adewale at Pumhuset Trollhatan Sweden.
2015 Connections II – Two-man Exhibition after one month residency at Galleri Astley Uttersberg Sweden, featuring Adeola Balogun and Alimi Adewale
2015 Megalopolis – Solo Art Exhibition at Just Africa Sodermalmstorg Stockholm.
2015 Divergence – Solo Art Exhibition at Alara Lagos Nigeria
2016 Butterflies over the City- Solo Exhibition at OM’s Flat- The Alternative Space for the Arts