Godfrey OKORODUS

   
 

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 Name : Godfrey Williams-Okorodus

 
Country : Nigeria


 Biography.

 
Godfrey Williams-Okorodus was born on the 27th of january 1970 in Lagos Nigeria. After his primary and secondary education in Lagos he got admitted into the University of Benin in 1988, where he graduated in 1992 with a degree in graphics and advertising.

He worked briefly as a cartoonist and illustrator with the guardian newspapers in 1994 and left after the paper was shut by the military regime in Nigeria at that time.
In 1995 he started painting full-time and joined curio studio a group of artist based in rita-lori hotel in suru-lere Lagos. Whilst in the studio he was able to bring his creativity to full blossom and he participated in several exhibitions and workshops both in nigeria and overseas.

In 1998 he decided to expose his art to a wider society. So he travelled to other West African countries and to Mauritius where he met his wife Karin a Belgian.
In 2000 he moved over to Belgium where he exhibited his works to an appreciative audience. This and the difficulty he saw African artists have in finding a good exposure for their works prompted him to open his own gallery in February 2003 called gallery laba-laba (the yoruba word for the butterfly). The gallery was located in the Kloosterstraat, a street well known world wide for its antique and art galleries.

Godfrey Williams-Okorodus works in a variety of mediums (acrylic,oil,water colour mixed media), mostly executed with a palette knife which he finds more challenging in expressing his artistic ideas than the traditional brush.
His paintings and works are fused with the African love for bright vibrant colours constant movements and very expressive features.
In his arts he strives to share his love for humanity and to point out the ills that mankind is doing to this very fragile and beautiful world.
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