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Art News Africa Podcast; Studio Visits Nigeria Presents Alimi Adewale

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Alimi Adewale is a Nigerian visual artist known for his compelling exploration of urbanization and its impact on the human experience. Through his paintings, sculptures, and installations, Adewale delves into the multifaceted aspects of city life and the condition of the everyday individual within this context. His work combines elements of minimalism and abstraction, resulting in richly textured portraits and landscapes that capture the movement, tensions, and intensity inherent in cosmopolitan environments.

The artist’s thematic interests extend beyond urbanization, as he also addresses the notion of the nude figure in art, particularly within the context of African art. Adewale’s thought-provoking nudes challenge societal taboos and delve into the unacceptability of the nude form in African artistic traditions.

Alimi Adewale
Image courtesy of Jonas Schwarz Lausten

This episode is with Alimi Adewale, a visual artist based in Lagos, Nigeria. Hosted by Jonas Schwarz Lausten.

Some of the most well-known African artists of the present day call Nigeria home; the country’s artistic legacy includes Ben Enwonwu, Uche Okeke and Bruce Onobrakpeya, Peju Alatise, and many others. But today, it’s artists like Wura-Natasha Ogunji, Victor Ehikhamenor, Nengi Omuku, Alimi Adewale, and Modupeola Fadugba who inspire and are sought after by collectors all over the world.

Alimi Adewale
Image courtesy of Jonas Schwarz Lausten

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Follow Alimi Adewale on instagram @alimiadewale.

Find out more about him on ⁠his website.⁠ Music is from ⁠⁠Pixabay⁠⁠ and the theme song “⁠⁠Start Again⁠⁠” is by Nigerian singer/ songwriter ⁠⁠Falana⁠⁠. Sculpture on podcast cover by ⁠⁠Alimi Adewale⁠⁠.


Azeeza Sanni is the General Manager of Art News Africa. She is a graduate of Middlesex University of Mauritius & Monash South Africa. You can reach her with information/requests on

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