It’s a new dawn and a new season. A brand new session of jazz and blues. New chords and new notes. As this New Year unfolds, we promise to bring to your sight spectacular articles for your pleasing. Macroshops.com as a store, has so much concern for young talents who seek the need to develop and grow. Also, expanding their reach.
As a new year treat, we give to you a young talent in Nigeria who has been a vendor on the Macro store – Segun Okewumi. This young individual has a lot of experience at his beckon. Talent is his clothe. Day to day practice to hone his art. His commitment to perfection was one of the characteristics that caught the attention of our Nigerian representative to him during an Open House Exhibition held at the Yaba School of Art, Design and printing. Yaba College of Technology.
Segun Okewumi is a young Nigerian born on 28 May, 1996. He hails from Oyo State (south west Nigeria). He had his early education in Ibadan. He is currently a student of Yaba College of Technology school of Art – pursuing his National Diploma program.
He’s had informal education in the field of art at the Visual Art Centre (2013-2014) and Topfat Art Gallery respectively. He was also trained by a renowned art illustrator in Nigeria – Collyde Prime as an illustration and graphics artist.
“What really prompted me to go into art is the power of my creativity” he said. Segun has been into professional art for three years.
When asked what his inspirations are, he said “I am inspired by the works of different artists either painting, sculpture, installations.”
Segun, for now, is into drawing but he plans to delve into sculpture in no time. Fingers should be crossed has he promises to amaze his fans.
His love for sculpt works to him, “the reason behind my taking sculpture as my area of specialization is because of the forms and ways the final rendering comes out in three dimensional form.” He said. He sees sculpture as a king of art that requires a lot of strength and concentration also, its technicality and architectural structure.
He plans to expand his current level beyond where he is now. The need to be remembered for a unique service to humanity has been his core. “I want the whole world to know me as a sculptor as regards my uniqueness and the ability to create new things in the art industry.”
Despite his challenges, his parents have been the German foundation in his journey so far.
“No free road without its lumps. A lot of distractions but focus and determination are my number one priorities.” He said.
“The challenge in creating sculpture are not much. Because, creating any art piece with different kind of material especially metal and broken plastic or ceramic ware.” He points out.
When asked where he sees himself in five years, he said “I see myself mastering my art to its peak.”
His mentors include Michael Angello, Fidelis Odogwu and Adeola Balogun.
Signature Name: Okewumi Segun
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