TUNDE ODUNLADE

Tunde Odunlade is a print and textile artist who has exhibited,
taught, lectured, studied and traveled extensively within
Nigeria and throughout Africa, North America, and Europe.
In addition, he has performed as an actor with the Nigerian
National Troop and various other theatrical organizations,
and has recorded several CDs that integrate poetry and
music. He lives in Ibadan, in the southwestern part of Nigeria.

ABOUT TUNDE ODUNLADE

His art has been displayed in dozens of one-man and group shows. His work is in the collections of institutions including the Smithsonian Museum of African Art and the World Bank Headquarters in Washington, D.C., the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, the MacArthur Foundation Collection in Chicago, and the State House in Lagos, Nigeria. His work is also in the collections of many private individuals in the North America, Europe, and Nigeria Tunde’s art uses both contemporary and traditional techniques. For example, he developed a unique batik appliqué process that builds on traditional textile print techniques to create wall hangings with unusual depth and texture. His favored technique for making prints is linocuts. Recently, he developed a new style he calls “floatograph” that combines the techniques of marbleizing, calligraphy, and batik to create organic abstractions
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