Yareah reviews Peter Akinwumi’s works. Opinions:
Peter Akinwumi’s works are smart. Pure lines, stylized figures, totems of singular force. He is from Nigeria and all the expressiveness of African Art is present in his colorful sets of people working, loving, travelling… In short, living.
His works are bright, he has an optimistic view and creates worlds which invite us to enter and live there.
‘Entangled’, this is my favorite Peter Akinwumi’s work. Sometimes, society or destination surpass us. We are an empty mask surrounded but other yellow (envy?), red (anger?) or brown (selfishness?) masks. We don’t understand anything while spiders weave their network. We walk with close eyes and nobody can help us… Perhaps only the viewer because he/she is just on the other side, away from the web.
In my opinion, rhythm is the word which defines Peter Akinwumi’s works. They are a wonderful dance of colors and shapes, all of them in proportion and in relationship with the warm atmosphere created by a combination of abstract and real forms.
You can not go fast in front of his works, they are full of hidden meanings.
Isabel del Rio
It is peculiar to be Sagittarius, a fire horoscope. All of my life, I have been in love with fire and I can spend hours looking its strange shapes, shadows and colors. For other people, fire is a synonym of destruction, I also know its devastating consequences, but the ashes are always to remember the past and to pay for things to come.
‘Freedom’ is the title of one of Peter Akinwumi’ works. It has impressed me and for me, his freedom is fire. The liberty of building a new world without forgetting our roots.
Peter Akinwumi is the exponent of the Dot-Beaten Metal concept. A visual Artist with a difference. He picked up a rare Art form, known as repousse, modified common techniques and evolved rare and stunning representations, to the delight of art lovers .
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