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Art Information Sheet Eight : Onobrakpeya's Ibiebe Alphabets

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Jan 14, 2021

As a pioneer member of the Zaria art society, Bruce Onobrakpeya and likeminded artists initiated the synthesis of traditional arts with western techniques (natural synthesis) to promote cultural awareness. This became successful and is presently the driving force of their art. 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. The Ibiebe alphabets and ideograms are some of Bruce Onobrakpeya’s many experiments.

To know more about Bruce Onobrakpeya and his work ‘Ibiebe Alphabets and Idiograms”, click on the link below to download the information sheet.

Onobrakpeya's Ibiebe Alphabets