Painter and sculptor | Nigeria / Luxembourg

Kingsley Ogwara

Born in 1975

« In my work I like to transfer positive energy by intuitively orchestrating colors, texture and forms, often resembling organic harmony and liberation. »

Kingsley Ogwara (1975) has done his Bachelors in Fine and Applied Arts at Delta State University in Abrake, Nigeria and has lived and worked in Luxembourg for more than 10 years. He is both painter and sculptor and often works with massive compositions in which he intuitively seeks harmony and organic forms.

Artworks by Kingsley Ogwara

Portrait of Kingsley Ogwara

Kingsley Ogwara (1975) has done his Bachelors in Fine and Applied Arts at Delta State University in Abrake, Nigeria and has lived and worked in Luxembourg for more than 10 years. He is both painter and sculptor and often works with massive compositions in which he intuitively seeks harmony and organic forms. His painting with palette knives in oil and acrylic paint is characterized by an abstract orchestration of colors and texture that seems to take on the form of human masses within which there is a lot to discover. His sculptures are organic forms, abstract or grafted on African or European images. He mainly sculpts in clay, stone, wood and metal. Kingsley has participated in many group and solo exhibitions, amongst others in Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany. He has been honored in Luxembourg with the prestigious Prix Pierre Werner for best artist of the Luxembourg Art Week 2016 by the Cercle Artistique de Luxembourg (CAL). 

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Credentials

Solo exhibitions

2019

Gallery Denzelt, Echternach/Luxembourg 

2018

Gallery Netzwerk, Trier/Germany

2017

Gallery Schlassgoart, Luxembourg

2016

Gallery L’Impression, Dinant/Belgium

2010

Gallery Armand,  Gaasch/Luxembourg
Gallery Spiren, Strassen/Luxembourg
Gallery Maggy Stein, Bettembourg/Luxembourg

 

 

Group exhibitions

2019

ART Laren, Netherlands
Contemporary Art Fair Paris, France
ArtUp! Lille, France
Int. Art Center OpenArtExchange, Schiedam/Netherlands

2018

Luxembourg Art Fair, Luxembourg
Antwerp Art  Fair, Belgium
Gallery H2O, Differdange/Luxembourg 
Int. Art Center OpenArtExchange, Schiedam/Netherlands
OpenExpo/City Museum Schiedam, Netherlands

2016

Luxembourg Art Week CAL, Luxembourg

2015

Gallery Hennen, Mettlach/Germany

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, Luxembourg

2010

Gare Art Festival, Luxembourg

2009

European group of artists from the Ardennes and Eifel, Germany

Artistic residence

2018

Int. Art Center OpenArtyExchange, Schiedam/Netherlands
Gallery H2O, Differdange/Luxembourg

Awards

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

 

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 Pablo Picasso

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