Kingsley Ogwara

Painter and sculptor | Nigeria / Luxembourg

Ogwara is a master orchestrator of colours and forms, who intuitively expresses the common denominating feeling that is shared, the harmony that can be found and connects us all. His layered, rich textures give away the sculptor within him, adding 3-D effect to his canvasses.

“My mostly abstract sculptures and paintings are about human transformation and connection, about the freedom and harmony to be found in the masses.”

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Kingsley Ogwara (1975) studied his bachelors in Fine and Applied Arts at Delta State University in Abrake, Nigeria and resides and works in Luxembourg. He is a painter and sculptor and works often with mass compositions, in search of harmony and organic patterns and forms.

His paintwork with knives in oil and acrylic on canvas are characterized by abstract orchestrations of colors and texture which seem to take on the form of masses of. His sculptures in clay, stone, wood or metal consist of organic concave and convex forms, mostly abstract or inspired by African or European images and symbols.

Ogwara has participated in many group- and solo exhibitions, amongst others in Luxemburg, Netherlands, Belgium, France, Germany and Austria and was awarded amongst others the prestigious Prix Pierre Werner for his paintings in Luxembourg in 2016. At the Luxembourg Art Week 2019, he was nominated again with his Transfiguration sculpture series for the Grand-duc Adolphe award.

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Credentials

Solo exhibitions

2021

(scheduled Solo, OpenArtExchange, Schiedam, Netherlands)

2020

Inside, OpenArtExchange, Schiedam, Netherlands 

2019

Quantum strokes, Gallery Denzelt, Echternach/Luxembourg 

2018

Inner wisdom, Sofitel Europe, Kirchberg, Luxembourg 

Color and Forms, Galery Netzwerk, Trier, Germany 

2017

Investigation of coloursGalery SchlassgoartEsch-zur-Alzette, Luxembourg 

2016

Gallery L’Impression, Dinant, Belgium

2010

Gallery Armand,  Gaasch, Luxembourg

Gallery Spiren, Strassen, Luxembourg

Gallery Maggy Stein, Bettembourg, Luxembourg

Group exhibitions

2021

(Scheduled ST’ART  Strasbourg via OpenArtExchange, France 

(Scheduled Salon de CAL, Luxembourg Art Week 2021, Luxembourg)

(Scheduled Art The Hague via  OpenArtExchange, The Hague, Netherlands)

H2O, Differdange, Luxembourg 

Lille Art Up!, international art fair Lille via OpenArtExchange, France

Art Drive in Nachtbroetchen, Airport Cologne 

2020

Discovery Art Fair Frankurt via OpenArtExchange, Germany 

Africa Now,  OpenArtExchange, Schiedam, Netherlands 

H2O, Differdange, Luxembourg 

Hello 2020!, OpenArtExchange, Schiedam, Netherlands 

International Art Fair Insbrück, Gallerie Bertrand KassInsbrück, Austria 

2019

Luxembourg Art Fair, international art fair via OpenArtExchange, LuxExpo The Box, Luxembourg  

ST-ART Strasbourg, international art fair via OpenArtExchange, Strasbourg, France  

Mulhouse Art Fair, international art fair via OpenArtExchange, Mulhouse, France  

Salon de CAL, Luxembourg ART Week 2019, Luxembourg

New World, OpenArtExhcange, Schiedam, Netherlands 

Ghent Art Fair, international art fair via OpenArtExchange, Ghent, Belgium  

Gallery H20, Differdange, Luxembourg

ART LarenOpenArtExchange, Netherlands 

Contemporary Art Fair Paris, international art fair via  OpenArtExchange, Paris, France  

ArtUp! Lille international art fair via OpenArtExhange, Lille, France 

Hello 2019!, Art Rotterdam Week, OpenArtExchange, Schiedam  (Rotterdam-region), Netherlands 

2018

Luxembourg Art Fair via OpenArtExchange, Luxembourg

Antwerp Art Fair, Belgium

Gallery H2O, Differdange, Luxembourg

#InnerCities, OpenArtExchange, Schiedam, The Netherlands 

OpenExpo, City museum for Modern and Contemporary Art, Schiedam, Netherlands 

2017

Exposition à la Médiathèque, Mazières-Lès-Metz, France

Afrique, L’Espace Saint-Mengold, Huy, France

Gallery H20, Differdange, Luxembourg

2016

Luxembourg Art Week CAL, Luxembourg

Gallery H20, Differdange, Luxembourg

2015

Gallery Hennen, Mettlach, Germany

Gallery H20, Differdange, Luxembourg

2014

Gallery H2O, Differdange, Luxembourg

2013

7th Biennale Contemporary Art, Strassen, Luxembourg

2012

Festival Montmartre, Dinant, Belgium

2011

Open Art Festival, Lellegen, Luxembourg

2nd edition Art Contemporain Esch-sur-Alzette, LuxembourgGallery 

Artistic residence

2020

Gallery H2ODifferdange, Luxembourg 

2019

Int. Art Center OpenArtExchange, Schiedam, The Netherlands 

Gallery H2ODifferdange, Luxembourg 

2018

Int. Art Center OpenArtyExchange, Schiedam, Netherlands

Gallery H2O, Differdange, Luxembourg

2017

Gallery H2ODifferdange, Luxembourg

2016

Gallery H2ODifferdange, Luxembourg 

2015 

Gallery H20, Differdange, Luxembourg

Awards

2019

Cercle Artistique de Luxembourg (CAL) nomination ”Prix Grand-Duc Adolphe ” Best artis(Luxembourg Art Week) 

2016

Award best artist Luxembourg Art Week – Prix Pierre Werner, Cercle Artistique de Luxembourg, Luxembourg

2012

Award best artist, Festival Montmartre, Dinant, Belgium

2011

Award best artist, Open Art Festival, Lellegen, Luxembourg
Award 3rd best artist, 2nd edition Art Contemporain Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg 

Professional collections

  • SAR Grand Duke of Luxembourg
  • Ministery of Arts & Culture Luxembourg
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs Luxembourg
  • Communal Administration of Differdange, Luxembourg
  • Communal Administration of Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg