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Art Information Eight- Bruce Onobrakpeya's Ibiebe

Nov 04, 2020

Bruce Obomeyoma Onobrakpeya (b. August 30,1932), developed within 1983-84 the Ibiebe alphabets, signs and symbols while he was a resident artist in the University of Ibadan. It was within the fourth segement of his studio practice (which is dubbed the ā€˜historical Vignettesā€) period that he carried out the experiment.

Onobrakpeya draws his inspiration from his Urhobo cultural heritage, since he hails from Agbarah-otor in Ughelli North Local Government Area of Delta State, Nigeria. The artist mostly explores Mythical and folkloric themes and goes beyond naturalism to express the delicate subject.

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Art Information Eight- Bruce Onobrakpeya's Ibiebe