Ajuwon Ajibola

Ajuwon Ajibola was born and inspired by the traditional artistic dexterity of the Oyo civilization. He, however, discovered his full potentials in art as a part term apprentice with Omidiran Art Gallery in Ile- Ife , Osun State where his training overlapped with a degree in Economics at Obafemi Awolowo University. Ajuwon is creatively curious, very versatile and experimentally restless.

Today, he continue to make  exploits in the industry, especially since the establishment of his own gallery in the city of Abeokuta in 2015. A curios investigation into the semantic, semiotic, as well as the philosophical contextualization of the rich African tradition spurred Ajuwon on a seasoned research into its assorted musical nuances culminating in self creation of "'Illusionism", a unique art philosophy which promotes interest in reclaiming waste materials, like plastic bottles, fabrics and animal skin into different miniatures of African drums in a unique way that unfolds the versatility of the African traditional drums. The catalytic result was an installation art masterpiece  premiered at the 2019 African Drums Festival in Abeokuta. Arguably, the work compares with its like on the international stage, and has indeed launched Ajuwon on a global hemisphere.

As an active member of the Society of Nigerian Artists (SNA),  he has taken part in both solo and joint arts and crafts exhibitions in many places while also sponsoring and training talents in art to give back to the very Society that produced him.

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