Art, Crafts, Lifestyles, People


Elcarver Rotimi Agbola

Elcarver Rotimi, a Nigerian painter, uses acrylic paint, batik or pen and ink to produce his paintings. Sometimes he combines those techniques and achieves very interesting results. In his paintings he explores new ways to envision the world, nature, and the self. He blends depictions of natural phenomena with magical, supernatural and mythical elements. Elcarver's African heritage is clearly present in his paintings. His works have power to educate and entertain both sophisticated art enthusiasts as well as families exploring art together for the first time.

Rotimi with Ambassador Emanuel Ejiwa
and the Consul Muhammed Akan
Elcarver's work has not gone unnoticed. In 1997 he was named the best artist of the year by Obafemi Awolowo University. In 1998 he was named the best artist of the year by Ladoke Akintola University, Nigeria.
Elcarver Rotimi has exhibited in several countries. Since 1991 he has exhibited his work every year at the Annual National Cultural and Tourism Fair organized by the Federal Republic of Nigeria. In 1999 his work was exhibited in Togo, Liberia and Benin. He had three solo exhibitions at Afhemi Museum in Yaounde, Cameroon in the years 1999, 2000, and 2001. In August 2001 his works were exhibited at The British Council, Yaounde, Cameroon. Picture on the left was taken at the close of the exhibition at The British Council.
Recently Rotimi's work was exhibited at Culross Pottery and Gallery in Scotland (right).
Rotimi gave also a workshop at Culross Primary School (below right and center) and at Killermont Primary School (below right).

Royal Masquerade

Guiding Spirit

Ancient Twins, acrylic on paper

Rescuer, acrylic on paper
To see larger pictures visit the Gallery, or click on the links above.
For more information or to purchase a painting e-mail Elcarver Rotimi.
Designed by the late Andrzej Gutek. Maintained by Carol Ventura.