Project Overview

Jimoh Ighodalo

Affiliated Artists

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Location: Ibadan, Nigeria

Specialization: Sculptural Wood Carvings


Jimoh Ighodalo is a Nigerian master-sculptor with over 50 years of experience in carving large scale wood works. Ighodalo currently resides in Ibadan, Nigeria where he operates a studio and gallery showcasing works of art that highlight traditional African culture.

His style of work can be traced to the sophisticated arts of the Benin Kingdom in West Africa. By carving intricate figures into wood, Ighodalo illustrates historical references used to retain oral traditions. Many of his pieces depict a combination of both facts and myths concerning tales associated with his hometown.

Sculptures by Ighodalo have been exhibited and collected throughout Nigeria, the United Kingdom and the United States. Through his commitment to traditional themes and styles, Jimoh Ighodalo offers cultural preservation in an attempt to remember our past.