Emmanuel Okoro

Emmanuel Okoro is a London-based sculptor originating from the Delta Region of Nigeria. His interest in storytelling and themes of tribal ancestry, humanity, legacy and immortality are consistent threads that weave their way through his practise and continue to inspire the evolution of his narrative. His work is reminiscent of pieces by Giacometti and African contemporaries such as Ndary Lo. Elongated and simplified Okoro’s enigmatic sculptures have a feeling of lightness and a deficience of gravity.

Okoro pares down to reveal the essence of a state of being, oneness and relationship or of a moment; whether dancing, expectant, or restful.With his sculptures Okoro simplifies the forms to achieve clear lines, smooth and organic textured surfaces, while playing with the scale and proportion of specific features within figurative sculptures. As an artist he has been exercising and honing his skill for the past twenty years. His versatility and passion is reflected in his pieces, available in a variety of multi-coated, earthy elements.

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Emmanuel Okoro

Selected Exhibitions

2013
Biodunomolayo Art Gallery, Lagos, Nigeria
Sheridan Russell Gallery, Affordable Arts Fair Battersea

2012
The National Museum, Onikan, Lagos- 5th International Art Expo Nigeria
Victoria Jones Gallery
DegreeArt.com, Affordable Arts Fair Hampstead, Vyner Street, London
Black Truffle, London Fields

2011
Sheridan Russell Gallery
Arc Gallery, Summer Group Show
Arc Gallery, Commissioned by the London Borough of Haringey for the London Olympics 2012

2010
Sheridan Russell Gallery
Arc Gallery
DegreeArts.com

2009
Sheridan Russell Gallery
Arc Gallery
DegreeArt.com
Art in action Waterperry, Oxfordshire

2008
Victoria Jones Gallery;
Hang Up Gallery;
Sheridan Russell Gallery, Battersea Affordable Art Fair.

2007
Glimpse@ Embassy Gallery; Morley gallery Waterloo (Freedom: Black history Month) Degree Arts; Artspace –Henley festival; Artspace – Henley on Thames summer; Sheridan Russell gallery; London, Affordable art fair Battersea;Hang up gallery St John's wood

2006
Sheridan Russell gallery; Affordable art fair Battersea; Artspace – Henley on Thames;DegreeArt.com LTD; 198 Gallery, Brixton;Kaleidoscope gallery

2005
Workplace Art tea building; Sheridan Russell Gallery; Kaleidoscope Gallery; Affordable Art Fair Battersea
Gallery 54 Sheppard's market; Kingsgate Worksop Gallery; DegreeArt.com at Hayward Gallery, Africa Remix South bank

2004
Gallery 54 Shepard's market; Affordable Art Fair New York; Atkinson Gallery, Millfield School; Artspace – Worcester, Artspace – Navestock Essex; Gallery KALEIDOSCOPE; Osterley Park, Kingsgate gallery; Affordable Art Fair Battersea

2003
Kingsgate gallery; London Potters Association; Art-Outside @ Savill gardens; Quentington sculpture show; Borde Hill Sculpture trail; Royal Birmingham Society of Artist; Art-outside @Uxbridge; Affordable art fair Battersea

Commissions
Love bound, Degree Arts
Barrel man, Degree Arts
Rising Nymphs, Degree Arts
Uplifted, Lewa Downs, Kenya
Touch, Ronnie Wood (Rolling Stone)
Uplifted, Degree arts. Featured in the British-made feature film Run Fat Boy Run
Promises 2, Lord D Hill, Yorkshire
The Path, Miss Lucy Timpson, Devon
The Drinker, Robin Banks aka Banksy
Sleeping Buddha, Carl Marphly, District manager, Top shop
Promise's II, Chief S O A Evivie

Education
2012-present Wimbledon College of Art, Bachelors of Arts degree, expected graduation 2015
1997-2001 The Arts Academy
1994-1996 Kingsway College, Art and Design foundation
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