Name : Godfrey
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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