ABOUT CLEMENT MMADUAKOR NWAFOR
Clement Mmaduako Nwafor is an award winning contemporary Nigerian Artist and the Creative art director Clemspeter Art Creations Limited who live and work in Abuja.
He had long started his art sub consciously as a child when he would spend hours drawing with crayons and coloured pencils.
As time went by he took up apprenticeship under Master Philip Nzekwe who has guided and trained his eyes in sculpture, while he has gone ahead to execute numerous commissions in sculpture and thereafter, he also went ahead to learn and develop his skills on painting under a renowned Nigerian Artist Oswald Uruakpa 2011.
Over the years after he has trained his skills in both sculpture and painting, he has taken up a career as a fulltime studio Artist.
Presently, Clement has shown his mastery in painting as he has been able to connect plenty dots and trajectory and his works have proven that His paintings are usually done with oil on canvas and collage often using pieces of fabrics resulting in stunning mixed media artworks.
Colourful and intricate gele, Nigeria head wraps, features heavily in his work, Clement expertly gives life and movement to the folds of fabric.
Soft and colourful Clements art almost appears as if it were carefully illustrated in coloured pencils or pastels, showing his mastery of manipulating oil colour, with constant practice and resilience he has created paintings that are or quite engaging for its soulful live like rendering of subjects.
In 2014, he won first (1st) prize award in National Visual Art Competition organised by National Gallery of Art, Nigeria.
In the same year he came one of the top 24th Artist, In a National Competition, Organised by Life In My City Art Festival (LIMCAF) 2014.
- EXHIBITIONS/ SHOWS
|Timeless treasures||Society of Nigerian Artist, FCT||2012|
|African Arts and Craft (AFAC) expo||National Gallery of Art Nigeria||June 2013|
|Nigeria Tourism, Cultural and Economic Development Summit||National Commission for Museums and Monuments||December 2014|
|Art for peace held at African Union, Addis Ababa Ethiopia||Turkish Embassy||March 2014|
|Art for peace held at Istanbul, Damla Art House||Turkish Embassy||May 2014|
|Art for peace held at Waldorf Astoria, New York||Turkish Embassy||September 2014|
|Art for a cause||Tambo studio and gallery, Montana U.S.A||2015|
|National Council for Art and Culture(NCAC) @ 40: Showcasing the Inevitable role of culture in national development and economic diversification||National Council for Art and Culture(NCAC) in collaboration Society of Nigeria Artist, Nigeria||2015|
|Change New Visions for Nigeria||Society of Nigeria Artist FCT||2016|
|Like Minds Art Show||February 2017|
|Like Minds Art show||November 2017|
|Abuja Unlocked, Discovering Art spaces||Society of Nigeria Artist and American Embassy||2017|
|Africanah – Solo exhibition||Enigma art collective||March 2018|
|Like Minds Art show||September 2018|
|Ankara & Beauty – Solo Exhibition||Bouyges Club House, Plot 5093, Jabi, Abuja||October 2018|
|anya – Solo Exhibition||DreamHome Gallery, Gwarinpa, Abuja.||June – July 2019|
|Portrait Exhibition||Brick Lane Gallery, London.||2019|