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Art Pantheon lifts Akintunde’s futuristic car design concepts

According to Art Pantheon, the exhibition offers drawings and designs to chart a broader vision for the automotive and creative industries in Nigeria.

Designer and Architect, Adedapo Paul Akintunde, is the newest creative professional in the Art Pantheon’s space, with his dynamism in car designs.

Art Pantheon made the announcement at the Autovista exhibition of car and concept designs starting from Sunday March 27 to April 10, 2022 at Art Pantheon, in Lagos.

Art Pantheon is a strong player in African art economy as it specializes in exhibitions, documenting private and corporate collections and offering appraisals as well as valuations for insurance and market evaluations.

According to Art Pantheon, the exhibition offers drawings and designs to chart a broader vision for the automotive and creative industries in Nigeria.

A statement by Autovista shared with Persecondnews noted that Akintunde’s versatility across art and design oozes in his works that traverse the medium of painting on canvas and paper works of watercolour.

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Speaking on his designs, Akintunde described his style as full of dynamism.

“My designs look like things already in motion. This propulsive mindset is what drives Autovista; the movement is forwards,” he said.

In her remarks, the Director at Art Pantheon, Nana Sonoiki, explained that Autovista is “a truly unique exhibition in Nigeria’s history, and creates a space to engage with art as a catalyst for technological advancement and national progress.”

Sonoiki said: “ln this vision of the future, the designs in Autovista are informed by the here and now. It is just as Akintunde. I am making cars for here. Cars that work for Africa.”

“Akintunde is the Managing Director of Ivixi Design Movement Ltd. He studied Architecture at the University of Lagos (UNILAG), graduating with distinction in his final year design studio presentation.

“He studied Vehicle Design at the Royal College of Arts, London, graduating in 1994. After studying car design and working in the UK for some time, he returned to Nigeria and to architecture, rising to become the Group Creative Design Director of Design Union Consulting and a director of several other architectural establishments,” the statement said.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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