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Osi Audu

Date: born 1956, Nigeria
Osi Audu was born in 1959 and studied at the University of Ife, Nigeria, where he was awarded a degree in Fine Art with first class honors in 1980. He went on to further study at the University of Georgia, USA, where he was awarded a Master of Fine Arts in Painting and Drawing in 1994.
Osi Audu is interested in the way in which we can 'breathe' life into objects with our imagination and how the shape and form of objects can therefore represent or contain our unconscious thoughts. His themes and techniques use ancient Yoruba philosophy and modern Western approaches, such as the idea that objects can contain, channel and transform natural forces. The work of Osi Audu explores African themes using new media to reflect his personal experiences in Nigeria, the USA and England.
He has held numerous solo and group exhibitions since 1982 in countries including USA, Europe, Japan and the African continent. His work is in numerous Private and Public Collections including The National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institute, Washington DC, USA, The National Gallery, Lagos, Nigeria, the Addax and Oryx Group, Switzerland, The Schmidtbank, Bayreuth, Germany, The British Museum and The Horniman Museum, London.

Osi Audu currently resides in USA.

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