Chief Jimoh Buraimoh/ Jimoh Adetunji Buraimoh
Style: Abstract Personification
Medium: Beads, Acrylics, Oil on Canvas
Fun Fact: A pioneer in the history of modern art in Africa, Chief Buraimoh is the continent’s first bead painter, having in 1964, created a contemporary art form, inspired by the Yoruba tradition of incorporating beadwork designs into ceremonial fabrics and beaded crowns.
Quote: The Yoruba people of Nigeria have traditionally incorporated beads in many of their artforms. In particular, their glittering look encouraged their use in decorating the King’s regalia, including crowns, shoes and walking sticks. My innovation was to adapt this traditional use to the more contemporary art form of painting. My interest today is to spread the gospel of bead-painting, especially to a younger generation.
1. The Couple
2. Elder’s Council
3. Assembly of Elders
4. Birds taking the giwa rua (elephant of the river)
5. Flute Player
6. Meeting of Elders
7. Elder’s Forum