OLA-DELE KUKU [ selected works - revisited ]
Fine Art Studio promotes and represents international contemporary artists and their works. The opening of the space is currently being celebrated with the first exhibition where art and architecture are intellectually merged in the works of the cosmopolitan architect Ola-dele Kuku. Ola-dele Kuku was born in Lagos, Nigeria and studied architecture at the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-ARC) in Los Angeles and in Vico Mocorte, Switzerland, where he met Daniel Libeskind and collaborated on different projects at the Architecture Intermundium in Milano (1988 - 1990).
In 1995 Ola-dele Kuku was awarded the prestigious Grand Prize/Prime Minister's Prize during the IFI Nagoya International Design Competition with the presentation of the prototype Creation - Teatro Dell'Archivio, which could be considered as an architectural marvel.
He considers himself as "a monk in search of the use of emptiness as a structure - with reference to the cosmic composition of how things relate.
A notion he describes as "the consciousness of the presence of the absent intangible cosmic structures such as time, space, light, numbers, the mind and God, existing as in existing - in other words, a situation bounded by the visible world, the imaginary world and the else where".
His works are dedicated towards the search for meaning and reference - inspired by the essence of his roots, the Yoruba cosmos. His intellectual and philosophical point of view is tangibly translated through drawings and compositions of diverse technics. These constructions of ideas and concepts are the result of his very personal perceptions.
"Architecture has always been something people did in defiance of a 'superior being' and based on the fear of a power far greater than themselves."
Biography of KUKU - Click here