Artist StatementEmmanuel Okoro is a London-based sculptor originating from the Delta Region of Nigeria.
His interest in storytelling and themes of tribal ancestry, humanity, legacy and immortality are consistent threads that weave their way through his practice and continue to inspire the evolution of his narrative.
Okoro pares down to reveal the essence of a state of being, oneness and relationship or of a moment; whether dancing, expectant, or restful. With his sculptures Okoro simplifies the forms to achieve clear lines, smooth and organic textured surfaces, while playing with the scale and proportion of specific features within figurative sculptures.
As an artist he has been exercising and honing his skill for the past twenty years.
His versatility and passion is reflected in his pieces, available in a variety of multi-coated, earthy elements.He searches for his own 'Piece of the Rock', so to say, carving and molding an artistic niche for himself. Finding words to express or describe his portfolio of works, is an art form in itself, and is, thus, left to the eye and soul of the observer.
Exhibition: Group Shows
Flux Exhibion: Chelsea College of Art, Degree arts Ltd: Affordable art fair, Folly and Muse: AAF Munich/Battersea
Degree arts Ltd- Affordable art fair, Folly and Muse AAF Munich/Battersea,
Group exhhibition: Lacey contermpoary
Degree arts Ltd- Affordable art fair, Battersea, Hampstead
Folly and Muse art gallery, The Affordable art fair, Battersea
Collabaration film with AK47 and Daylight Robbery LTD (Recreation of Banksy drinker) now the (Stinker) (Daylight Robbery)
Solo Exhibition: Go Figurative Gallery Hampstead: Tower 42, London
DegreeArt.com, AAF Battersea, Hampstead, Vyner Street, London
Sheridan Russell gallery( AAF Hampstead)
IMA Foundation gallery, London
The National Museum, Onikan, Lagos
5th International Art Expo Nigeria
Biodunomolayo Art Gallery, Lagos ,Nigeria
Victoria Jones Gallery
DegreeArt.com, AAF Hampstead, Vyner Street, London
Black Truffle, London Fields
Sheridan Russell Gallery
Arc Gallery, Summer Group Show
Arc Gallery (Commissioned by the London Borough of Haringey for the London Olympics 2012)
Sheridan Russell Gallery; Arc Gallery, DegreeArts LTD
Sheridan Russell Gallery.
Arc Gallery, Degreeart LTD,
Art in action Waterperry, Oxfordshire
Victoria Jones Gallery;
Hang Up Gallery;
Sheridan Russell Gallery; Battersea Affordable art fair.
Glimpse@ Embassy Gallery; Morley gallery waterloo (Freedom: Black history Month) Degree Arts; Artspace -Henley festival; Artspace - Henley on Thames summer; Sheridan Russell gallery; London, Affordable art fair Battersea; Hang up gallery St John's wood
Sheridan Russell gallery; Affordable art fair Battersea; Artspace - Henley on Thames; DegreeArt.com LTD; 198 Gallery, Brixton; Kaleidoscope gallery
Workplace Art tea building; Sheridan Russell gallery; Kaleidoscope gallery; Affordable art fair Battersea; Gallery 54 Sheppard's market; Kingsgate Worksop gallery; DegreeArt.com LTD @ Hayward gallery Africa Remix South bank
Gallery 54 Shepard's market; Affordable art fair New York; Atkinson Gallery, Millfield School; Artspace - Worcester, Artspace - Navestock Essex; Gallery KALEIDOSCOPE; Osterley Park, Kingsgate gallery; Affordable art fair Battersea
Kingsgate gallery; London Potters Association; Art-Outside @ Savill gardens; Quentington sculpture show; Borde Hill Sculpture trail; Royal Birmingham Society of Artist; Art-outside @Uxbridge; Affordable art fair Battersea