Who feels it knows it all, 2000 by Kenny Adewuyi

Who feels it knows it all, 2000 by Kenny Adewuyi

2_4, H 30cm, B 32cm, P 3!cm

A stitch in time saves nine, 2007 by Kenny Adewuyi

A stitch in time saves nine, 2007 by Kenny Adewuyi

2 . 4, H 35cm, B 19cm, P 39cm

Arise o you, 2007 by Kenny Adewuyi

Arise o you, 2007 by Kenny Adewuyi

2 . 4, H 23cm, B 26cm, P 46cm

Time will tell, 1998 by Kenny Adewuyi

Time will tell, 1998 by Kenny Adewuyi

2 . 3, H 15cm, B 46cm, P 31cm

When you are down, 2007 by Kenny Adewuyi

When you are down, 2007 by Kenny Adewuyi

2 . 4, H 18cm, B 29cm, P 48cm

Who Feels it knows it all, 2000 by Kenny Adewuyi

Who Feels it knows it all, 2000 by Kenny Adewuyi

2 . 4, H 30cm, B 32cm, P 38cm

Silent observer, 1998, 2_3, by Kenny Adewuyi

Silent observer, 1998, 2_3, by Kenny Adewuyi

H 23cm, B 22cm, P 40cm

Struggle, 1995, 2_3, by Kenny Adewuyi

Struggle, 1995, 2_3, by Kenny Adewuyi

H 37cm, B 34cm, P 45cm

Her's, 2009, Water Color by Chinwe Uwatse

Her's, 2009, Water Color by Chinwe Uwatse

45cm x 56cm

His, 2009, Water Color by Chinwe Uwatse

His, 2009, Water Color by Chinwe Uwatse

45cm x 56cm

Oke Akiko, 2009, Water Color by Chinwe Uwatse

Oke Akiko, 2009, Water Color by Chinwe Uwatse

46cm x 61cm

Still Waters, 2012, Water Color by Chinwe Uwatse

Still Waters, 2012, Water Color by Chinwe Uwatse

46cm x 61cm

The Universe is me, 2002 by Chinwe Uwatse

The Universe is me, 2002 by Chinwe Uwatse

Watercolor on Paper, 24cm x 17cm

Free by Chinwe Uwatse, 2000, by Chinwe Uwatse

Free by Chinwe Uwatse, 2000, by Chinwe Uwatse

Water Colour, 24 x 17 cm

Giver of Life, 2003 by Chinwe Uwatse

Giver of Life, 2003 by Chinwe Uwatse

Water Colour, 24 x 17 cm

I Carry the World, by Chinwe Uwatse

I Carry the World, by Chinwe Uwatse

2002, Water Colour, 14cm x 10cm

Let's Dance by Chinwe Uwatse

Let's Dance by Chinwe Uwatse

2002, Water Colour, 14 x 10 cm

Security by Chinwe Uwatse

Security by Chinwe Uwatse

2009, Water Colour, 44 x 56cm

  • Affinity
  • Chinwe Uwatse Kenny Adewuyi

  • March 24 - April 30, 2014

  • Temple Muse


  • Affinity is an impressive exhibition of sculptures by Kehinde Ken Adewuyi and watercolors by Chinwe Uwatse. The exhibition is being presented by two Nigerian artists who both have a deep commitment to drawing attention to the struggles and questions of human existence through their art.

    Both artists were born at the beginning of Nigeria’s independence movement (1959 and 1960 respectively), and have over 20 years of artistic practice, drawn from rich cultural traditions that make their inspiration rooted in African history and identity. Uwatse creates small delicate watercolors and ink drawings which have a light, almost translucent quality, rich in symbol and layered in soft hues and meaning. She is best known for focusing on the female ethos with a unique style that draws on the asymmetrical, two-dimensional culture of traditional Igbo female body adornment called uli. She uses uli inspired colors, patterns and symbols to comment on the pressures and joys of universal womanhood.

    Adewuyi employs methods of exaggeration and elongation of the human figure to best portray and express his inner feelings about the subjects he sees in his environment. He grapples with complex philosophical and existential questions reflected in his bold, heavy sculptures.

    Uwatse’s intricate small works and Adewuyi’s bold and massive sculptures equally express a deep affinity to the worlds’ suffering masses. Their works complement each other, and show a unique African worldview that is both traditional and also very contemporary, realistic and also hopeful.