Abinoro Akporode Collins
Abinoro Akporode Collins (b. 1984), attended the School of Art and Design, Auchi Polytechnic in Edo State where he obtained his National Diploma (ND) in painting and general art (2009) and graduated with higher diploma (HND) in sculpture (2012) as the overall best graduating student. Abinoro draws inspiration from his environment, depicting these experiences with his sculptures rendered in stainless steel cutlery, fire glass and bronze. His art is a mixed of both classical , highly conceptualized and repurposed materials. By repurposing materials, he give new meaning to these materials without having to allow them be worn out or discarded. Curtlery (spoons and forks ) has constantly been a medium that he has experimented for the past 8 year. With it, he has achieved unimaginable sculptures clearly depicting mind blowing forms and details in his work yet been able to twist his subjects to engage issues in his environment. He has exhibited widely within and outside Nigeria. In 2013, he made it to the grand finale of the life in my city competition, Nigeria. In 2014 he participated in the African Art month residency and exhibition and also at the Historical Festival by Art Hub both in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Exhibited in Mississippi USA 2018 . Was a guest artist in the king Abdulazeez camel festival in Saudi Arabia along with other 43 international artist in 2019. Exhibited in rele art gallery Lagos in material time 2019. He was recently acknowledged and featured on BBC News for his impressive art pieces created with spoons. Retro gallery abuja Nigeria 2018, among others. his first solo exhibition ' in October 2019.