artist in focus

tony

enebeli

(b. 1956, Delta state, Nigeria) is an artist that has perfected the medium of plastocast and metal foil, at first under the wing of Bruce Onakbrakpeya in his studio from 1985 till 1990, when he set up his own studio. His works aim to immortalise tradition with subjects that show the ceremonies, rites and passages of tradition in Nigeria, and more specifically Delta state where he hails from.

His works have spread farther than Nigeria taking the traditions to other cultures. He has exhibited in Boston Massachusetts at Impression Gallery in 1989, in Milan, Italy at Avanguardia Gallery in 1993 and Air Gallery in London in 2003 to mention a few.