Osi Audu

1956 · Nigeria

Artist biography

Osi Audu is an established contemporary visual artist, who was born and brought up in Nigeria, like other famous artists such as Dennis Osadebe, Douglas Camp, Sokari, Ruby Onyinyechi Amanze, Gil Kofman, and Kelechi Charles Nwaneri. Osi Audu was born in 1956.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Osi Audu is represented and exhibited by Skoto Gallery located in New York, the United States. Osi Audu's work has most recently been exhibited at De Buck Gallery | New York in the United States (02 May 2019 until 24 May 2019) with the exhibition Conjuring Wholeness in the Wake of Rupture. Osi Audu's only other recorded exhibition on Artland is Group Show, which took place at Skoto Gallery in New York, the United States (29 May 2019 - 02 August 2019).

Further Biographical Context for Osi Audu

Born in 1956, Osi Audu's creative work was primarily inspired by the 1970s. The art sphere of the 1970s was characterized by a desire to evolve and strengthen itself, as a response to the many tensions of the previous decade. One of the most central movement of the 1970s was Conceptualism, which appeared as an offshoot of Minimalism, while the experimental, creative voyage of Process art materialized by combining essential features of Conceptualism with further reflections on art itself. The initial ideas of environmentalism sprung from Land Art, which took art into earth itself, carving the land and bringing art to the outdoors. For the first time since the decline of Abstract Expressionism, Expressive figure painting slowly re-emerged and regained its prominence, predominantly in Germany through the works of critically acclaimed figures Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer and Georg Baselitz. The city of New York remained as the most prominent artistic hub of the decade, with global artists drifting through the downtown scene, frequenting bars and art galleries, strengthening the idea of New York City as a cosmopolitan and sophisticated cultural capital. In the eastern part of the globe, Japanese and Korean artists who held a strong interest in the European philosophy of phenomenology, allied with the Mono-Ha movement, exploring and shifting the frontiers between natural and industrial materials. Using stone, glass, cotton, sponge, wood, oil and water, they intended to create life to artworks that would emphasize the ephemeral state of these various elements and their surroundings, playing with their interdependency.

Osi Audu

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