Sunday, 11 December 2016

Biomimetics... Music legend, Uwaifo 'solves' sculpture challenges

By Tajudeen Sowole

 When Prof. (Sir) Victor Uwaifo, a music star of legendary status with profound career in the academia, stepped out into the visual arts space, for a solo exhibition, the creative enterprise in its full length came to fore. Inside Nimbus Gallery space of Bogobiri, Ikoyi, Lagos, Uwaifo used the opening of his solo art exhibition titled ‘Biomimetics Of Sculpture: And What Is Art?,’ to unveil his research work on three dimensional art as well as launch of a 12-track new music album, You Are The Finest (Wabugie).

Sculptural depiction of Captain Moore and Oba Ovonranmwen (1897) by Prof. Victor Uwaifo

 Expressed in sculptures using materials such as resin and ivory - most times with glazing - Uwaifo's work is explained in the academic process of creating art. Most of the human figures on display, including his self-portraits and depiction of 1897 Benin Punitive Expedition, are, MORE.

Today, ‘the master guitarist’, King Sunny Ade who is currently celebrating his 70 th birthday is the centre of attraction at Federal Palace Hotel, Victoria Island, as a concert themed 'Sunny On Sunday' holds in his honour.

King Sunny Ade

Organised by by Temple Management Company (TMC), the event climaxes over three months celebration of KSA’s birthday. The juju musician,
born on 22 September MORE

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