ABIODUN IJIYERA
Denton, Texas - United States



Original Artworks (8)

Abiodun Ijiyera; Self Portrait, 2012, Original Drawing Other, 24 x 18 inches.
Abiodun Ijiyera
Original Other Drawing, 2012
24 x 18 inches (61.0 x 45.7 cm)
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Abiodun Ijiyera; The Cyclist, 2012, Original Drawing Other, 18 x 12 inches.
Abiodun Ijiyera
Original Other Drawing, 2012
18 x 12 inches (45.7 x 30.5 cm)
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Abiodun Ijiyera; Still Life No 2, 2012, Original Drawing Charcoal, 18 x 12 inches.
Abiodun Ijiyera
Original Charcoal Drawing, 2012
18 x 12 inches (45.7 x 30.5 cm)
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Abiodun Ijiyera; Still Life No 1, 2012, Original Painting Acrylic, 22 x 18 inches.
Abiodun Ijiyera
Original Acrylic Painting, 2012
22 x 18 inches (55.9 x 45.7 cm)
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Abiodun Ijiyera; Olokun Part 1, 1999, Original Mixed Media, 12 x 8 inches. Artwork description: 241' Olokun Part 1' is one of a 4- Part set of linoleum prints colorized with Prisma colored pencils.Olokun ( translated Owner of the Sea) , is the Yoruba Goddess of the Sea. Always adorned with beads and precious stones, she exudes the image of royalty and power. Worshippers ...
Abiodun Ijiyera
Original Mixed Media, 1999
12 x 8 inches (30.5 x 20.3 cm)
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Abiodun Ijiyera; Olokun Part 2, 1999, Original Mixed Media, 11 x 8 inches. Artwork description: 241' Olokun Part 2' is one of a 4- Part set of linoleum prints colorized with Prisma colored pencils.Olokun ( translated Owner of the Sea) , is the Yoruba Goddess of the Sea. Always adorned with beads and precious stones, she exudes the image of royalty and power. Worshippers ...
Abiodun Ijiyera
Original Mixed Media, 1999
11 x 8 inches (27.9 x 20.3 cm)
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Abiodun Ijiyera; Olokun Part 3, 1999, Original Mixed Media, 12 x 8 inches. Artwork description: 241' Olokun Part 3' is one of a 4- Part set of linoleum prints colorized with Prisma colored pencils.Olokun ( translated Owner of the Sea) , is the Yoruba Goddess of the Sea. Always adorned with beads and precious stones, she exudes the image of royalty and power. Worshippers ...
Abiodun Ijiyera
Original Mixed Media, 1999
12 x 8 inches (30.5 x 20.3 cm)
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Abiodun Ijiyera; Olokun Part 4, 1999, Original Mixed Media, 12 x 8 inches. Artwork description: 241' Olokun Part 4' is one of a 4- Part set of linoleum prints colorized with Prisma colored pencils.Olokun ( translated Owner of the Sea) , is the Yoruba Goddess of the Sea. Always adorned with beads and precious stones, she exudes the image of royalty and power. Worshippers ...
Abiodun Ijiyera
Original Mixed Media, 1999
12 x 8 inches (30.5 x 20.3 cm)
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Artist Statement

Artist Statement In style, content and formal properties, my artwork reflects the motifs found in the traditional arts and crafts of the Yoruba people. The themes revolve around occupations, religious images, music, fashion designs, myths and folklores. Initially, when I was in college, the images recalled subconsciously. Recently, though, I make deliberate efforts to incorporate the familiar symbols and designs found in various traditional wears, musical instruments, carvings, and batik dyeing, in my artworks. The talking drums or the baritone ‘igbin’ drums with their intricate carvings are much more than the sounds they produce. The formal elements expressed by the striped cords, and the wooden pegs that stretch the hide taut, beautifully illustrate graceful lines and textured organic shapes that end up as focal points in my works. Religious subjects from biblical stories are also a source of inspiration for my creative work. Though many of the stories can be narrative, I portray the images in stylized forms. The idea of stylizing started out as a way of getting kids to look for clues in solving puzzles about biblical personalities and events in our Children Ministry at church. It has since become another style of self-expression for me. ...