Portus Ojomo

…was born in 1952 in Nigeria. Painter, sculptor of monumental arts. Studied at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp, Belgium and at the Instituto Allende – Mexico. His training was based on the values of western (mainly European) history and tradition in art. A contemporary artist in diaspora who evolved and intermingled the African art tradition with the dominant western culture in the arts. The vibrant expression and strong contrasting colors gives Ojomo’s paintings their special re-nown.

Projects

Had several expositions at home and abroad
Refugee center Antwerp
2012

Executed a wall relief of 21 m2 for refugee center in Antwerp.

Uncensored
2011 - 2012

Artist - participator behind “the Wall” for the historical exposition “UNCENSORED” at the Africa Museum in Tervuren, Brussels.

2010 FIFA International Fine Arts in South Africa
2010

Work selected to represent Nigeria for the 2010 FIFA International Fine Arts in South Africa.

Emile van develde prize
2010

Awarded the Emile van develde prize for creativity Kapellen, Belgium.

Antwerp X post sorting center
2009

Commissioned and executed a 45m2 wall relief depicting the history of the Post at the Antwerp X post sorting center, Belgium

CV Onze Woning
1989

Works in official collections like bronze bas-relief for the official inauguration of the 60 years existence of “CV Onze Woning” in Antwerp, Belgium.