Saturday, September 20, 2008

Iorver: the heart of an art

Iorver Ikeseh is a final-year student of the Department of Fine Arts, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria. Iorver has exhibited his works at many national exhibitions in Nigeria. Though young, Iorver seems to have developed a theme and a motif for his works. It seems to me that his bent is to use arts to depict social problems. Above is one of his works. He calls it Rescue. He has satirised the negative influence of global media on youths, he did a painting of the late Fela Anikulapo, a social crusader, an amazing portrait of Bob Marley and many more. Sometime soon, I will interview this young and budding talent very briefly. He will tell us why he does what he does.

8 comments:

Oz said...

Interesting, welcome to the blog world.

Oz said...

I forgot to mention that I graduated from UI too.

Ayobami Ojebode said...

Oz, thanks for visiting and for warmly welcoming me to the blog world. This is part of the reward of teaching in a place like UI: everywhere you turn you meet alums.

AlooFar said...

Welcome to blogville Dr.

I finished from UI too.

I'm loving it here.

SOLOMONSYDELLE said...

That is an incredible painting. I really like it. Will check up to read that interview.

Oh, welcome to blogville!

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Waffarian said...

Looking foward to reading more from you. I did not graduate from UI. I graduated from Ogborikoko grammer school. I did my further education in sewing and pattern design at Ekwesiri tailors, Orhuworun.

Welcome to blogville!

Ayobami Ojebode said...

Haba Waffarian? Are all of these schools in Nigeria? Nigeria is indeed lucky! You could come to UI for graduate studies you know.

Edy said...

This is quite interesting but am yet to really understand the concept. Sir you are really keeping us informed. thanks and we look forward to reading more from you