Olu Amoda

1959 · Nigeria

Artist biography

Olu Amoda is seen as an established artist, who originates from Nigeria, like other well-known artists such as Nnenna Okore, Ruth Ige, Bruce Campbell, Bob-Nosa, and Rotimi Fani-Kayode. Olu Amoda was born in 1959.

Olu Amoda's Gallery representation

Olu Amoda is represented by Skoto Gallery in New York, the United States.

Further Biographical Context for Olu Amoda

Olu Amoda was born in 1959 and was primarily influenced by the 1970s. Conceptualism is often perceived as a response to Minimalism, and the leading art movement of the 1970s, challenging the boundaries of art with its revolutionary features. The movements that ensued were all representative of a strong desire to progress and strengthen the art world, in response to the tensions of the previous decade. Process art branched out from Conceptualism, including some of its most essential aspects, but going further in creating mysterious and experimental artistic journeys, while Land Art brought creation to the outsides, initiating early ideas of environmentalism. In Germany, Expressive figure painting was given a second chance for the first time since the weakening of Abstract Expressionism almost two decades, the genre reclaimed its prominence through the brushstrokes of Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer and Georg Baselitz. The majority of the critically acclaimed artists from the 1960s, who had gained success and popularity, kept their status in the 1970s. Andy Warhol was a prominent figure of those two decades, and in the 1970s started to experiment with film and magazine publishing, thus engaging in a cross-platform activity that no other visual artist of such standard had previously undertaken. By doing so, he secured his status as a celebrity. The Arte Povera movement, which appeared in Italy, received global acknowledgement in the 1970s, and leading figures such as Jannis Kounnelis, Mario Merz, and Michelangelo Pistoletto were praised.

Olu Amoda

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