Scavengers - 2013 by Alex Nwokolo

Scavengers - 2013 by Alex Nwokolo

Mixed media, 96 x 44

Copse 3 - 2013 by Alex Nwokolo

Copse 3 - 2013 by Alex Nwokolo

Mixed Media, 48 x 48

Tree of Life, 2013 by Alex Nwokolo

Tree of Life, 2013 by Alex Nwokolo

Mixed Media, 48 x 52

Homage IV (Male Figure) by Billy Omabegho

Homage IV (Male Figure) by Billy Omabegho

2011 Aluminium and Brass 14in diameter

The Exploring Mind II by Billy Omabegho

The Exploring Mind II by Billy Omabegho

2011 Aluminium 20 x 20 in

Divergence - 2009, by Billy Omabegho

Divergence - 2009, by Billy Omabegho

Polished Stainless Steel, 40 x 5 x 5

'The Source' 54 x 72 Inches by Fidelis Odogwu

'The Source' 54 x 72 Inches by Fidelis Odogwu

(Welded Metal)

Positive Result by Fidelis Odogwu,

Positive Result by Fidelis Odogwu,

2013, 55%22 x 2 22, mild steel

Man with Horse, 2012 by Fidelis Odogwu

Man with Horse, 2012 by Fidelis Odogwu

Metal, 33

Weigh before you act, 2013, H 5.5ft, by Uche Peters

Weigh before you act, 2013, H 5.5ft, by Uche Peters

Wire, Magnifying Glass and Beam Balance

Rumple by Uche Peters, 2013

Rumple by Uche Peters, 2013

Acrylic on galvanised metal, 46 x 47in

  • Metal Fusion
  • Alex Nwokolo Billy Omabegho Fidelis Odogwu Uche Peters

  • September 14 - October 12, 2013

  • Temple Muse


  • Metal Fusion is a body of work which celebrates new expressions in Nigerian metal art, from the geometric stainless steel sculptures of master sculptor Billy Omabegho, to the symbolic forms created by carefully twisted and crocheted galvanized steel wires by Uche Peters, to the hammered and welded abstract mild steel forms of Fidelis Odogwu, to the layered metal montages of Alex Nwokolo. What is being presented is a diversified selection of 18 wall and freestanding sculptures that touch on universal themes.

    Metal Fusion encompasses an intriguing range of the artists’ skill and expression including the forming, bending, cutting, joining, welding, twisting and layering of different metals such as steel, wire mesh, and metal scraps from beer and soft drink cans fusing into a carefully interwoven visual narrative.

    Internationally metal art is trending. At the same time, our art has historic roots in the refined use of metals seen in celebrated Benin bronze sculptures and plaques, some dating as far back as the 13th century. Metal Fusion is a body of work that creates linkages between our artistic roots and global art trends.