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    Lanre Buraimoh

    Visual Artist: Paintings


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    BIOGRAPHY OF OLANREWAJU BURAIMOH
    Buraimoh, ‘Lanre hails from an art inclined family in the late seventies in the city of Osogbo known by the waters of the famous Nigerian Osun River-Osogbo. Both his parents, Chief Jimoh Buraimoh and Mrs. Alake Buraimoh, are contemporary artists well known amongst their Nigerian peers and also celebrated abroad. Osogbo being singled out as an ancient city that is known for her cultural richness and artistic legacies produced the likes of Chief Jimoh Buraimoh under whom Olanrewaju Buraimoh emerged.

    The son of Chief Jimoh Buraimoh one...


    BIOGRAPHY OF OLANREWAJU BURAIMOH
    Buraimoh, ‘Lanre hails from an art inclined family in the late seventies in the city of Osogbo known by the waters of the famous Nigerian Osun River-Osogbo. Both his parents, Chief Jimoh Buraimoh and Mrs. Alake Buraimoh, are contemporary artists well known amongst their Nigerian peers and also celebrated abroad. Osogbo being singled out as an ancient city that is known for her cultural richness and artistic legacies produced the likes of Chief Jimoh Buraimoh under whom Olanrewaju Buraimoh emerged.

    The son of Chief Jimoh Buraimoh one of the most influential artists to emerge from the 1960’s experimental workshops known as the Osogbo School of Art acquired knowledge enormously through the course of the assistance rendered to his parents during his childhood days. It sounds incredible that at age of nine (9) he got himself tied and logically apprenticed to his parents learning how to wax "Adire", Batik and bead painting.

    In the late eighties, just exactly when he was in secondary school, his parents seriously introduced him to their studio gave him all the encouragement in the world. At that time, the load was a bit much considering academic progress and learning bead painting, Batik, and Adire textile yet with serious determination, constancy of purpose, sense of continuity and diligence, he excelled brilliantly.

    Today the son of the continent’s first bead painter and a pioneer in the history of modern art in Africa has been exhibiting his works in the United State together with first generation of Osogbo Artists. The prolific bead painter has been using his painting techniques in a different dimension to contribute his quota to making our society a conducive place to live through his numerous "food for thoughts art works" for the digest of mankind.

    EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND
    The son of a wide acclaimed master beads painter and mosaicst Buraimoh Olanrewaju was educated first at St Francis R.C.M Isale-Aro, Osogbo , Osun State Nigeria. He later proceeded for his secondary school education at Fakunle Comprehensive High School, Osogbo, Osun state Nigeria. His parents cherished intellectual ambitious for him and encouraged him to read wide. Today the young artist is a graduate of Business Administration and Management from Ambrose Ali University.

    ART TRAINING
    Little ‘Buraimoh’ received his training under the skillful hands of Chief Jimoh Buraimoh a celebrated bead painter and Alake Buraimoh, the pioneer of the "Adire" textile and Batik world at the African Heritage Art Gallery in Osogbo ,Nigeria.

    ART MEMBERSHIP
    Lanre Buraimoh is a pronounced member of (C.O.P.A.) Confederation of Professional Artists and (O.O.A.A) Osogbo Oroki Artists Alliance .He participates in several exhibitions organized by the said body. He also exhibits his unique works during the period of Osun Osogbo festival, which comes up every August of the year.

    ART TEACHING WORKSHOP
    March 2005: New beginning of "bead painting" At African Heritage Art Studio, Osogbo Nigeria.
    April 2006: Nigeria Television Authority (NTA) Junior TV. Club (Children Art Workshop) Osogbo, Nigeria.

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