ko presents a solo exhibition by jimo akolo, a pioneering master of modern art in nigeria.
As a painter and sculptor, his artworks focus on indigenous cultural traditions and Nigerian folklore, in addition to depictions of everyday life. His work is influenced by his life in Northern Nigeria, including its landscapes, encounters and sombre tones.
Akolo attended the Nigerian College of Arts, Science and Technology, along with fellow artist peers Demas Nwoko, Bruce Onobrakpeya, Yusuf Grillo and Uche Okeke. He was a founding member of the Zaria Art Society, but broke off from the group early in his university education. He later studied at the Hornsey College of Art in London and Indiana State University in Bloomington. In 1966, he joined the faculty at Ahamadu Bello University, where he taught over three decades.
kó will present this exhibition 18 March-3 May 2021.