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Ebitenyefa Baralaye

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Sculptor Ebitenyefa Baralaye
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About Ebitenyefa Baralaye

He develops and defines the vision of his work, inspired by artists such as Noguchi, Voulkos and Motherwell, exploring themes of abstracted utility and identity in form.
Sculptor Ebitenyefa Baralaye
Working in my art studio.

Exhibition History of Ebitenyefa Baralaye


Moscow Clayworks | Peters Valley 40th Anniversary Exhibition | 7/2011. Moscow, PA.
Salmagundi Club | 127th Annual Members` Exhibition | 11/2010. NY, NY.
Excalibur Sculpture Foundry | 2010 Art Show | 5/2010. Brooklyn, NY.

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Biography / CV of Ebitenyefa Baralaye

Ebitenyefa Baralaye was born in Lagos, Nigeria, spent his early childhood living in the Caribbean and later moved to the United States. In the US he discovered an early affinity for drawing that was soon supported by the admiration and study of a range of master artists from Michelangelo to Picasso. He was later introduced to sculpture making through interests in clay hand-building which eventually led to his study of ceramics at the Rhode Island School of Design and Peters Valley Crafts Center.

Ebitenyefa now lives in NYC where he has assisted in production for a number of designers and fine artists. He actively continues to produce work encompassing all forms of sculpture and media in his Long Island City art studio.

Artist Statement of Ebitenyefa Baralaye

I create objects to capture and evoke the layered immaterial elements affecting humanity, existence and personal identity. I focus on abstraction as the mode of expression in my work because of its universal diversity and potential for drawing associations of deep subjective specificity. I source and collage a range of mediums and influences directed loosely by my governing concerns and impulses. Through the techniques of sculpting, assembling and layering/blending I aim to create faithful translations, in physical form, of the arrayed output of my mental and emotional perspectives.

Awards and Prizes of Ebitenyefa Baralaye

Harry R. Ballinger Memorial Award | Salmagundi Club Members` Exhibition | 2010

Honorable Mention | Gyeonggi International Ceramix Biennale | 2011

Qualifications / Education of Ebitenyefa Baralaye

Rhode Island School of Design | BFA *honors - 2006 | Providence, RI

Teaching Experience

GICBiennale International Arts Exchange | 9/26/2011 - 10/3/2011. Icheon, Republic of Korea

Influences / Inspiration of Ebitenyefa Baralaye

Isamu Noguchi, Franz Kline, Robert Motherwell, Takashi Murakami, Michelangelo, Henry Moore, and more.

Price Range of Work

Ebitenyefa Baralaye's work has a price range from £3,750 to £5,000

Mediums utilised

Ebitenyefa Baralaye's work is found in the following materials:

Artwork Categorised

Ebitenyefa Baralaye's work is found in the following categories on site:
Abstract Modern Contemporary Sculptures Statues statuettes figurines statuary (4)
Religious Sculpture (4)
Organic / Abstract Sculpture (3)
Human Form: Abstract Sculptures (3)
Indoor Inside Interior Abstract Contemporary Modern Sculpture / statue / statuette / figurine (2)
Variety of Emotional feelings depicted in Sculptures (2)
Human Figurative Sculptures
Champions Sculptures Statues statuettes figurines


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