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OSAMEDE OBAZEE is...an artist/sculptor from Benin Nigeria whose ancestors have been casting bronze for over 400 years. He now resides in San Francisco California.


Osamede is widely recognized as one of today's leading proponents of Contemporary African Sculpture and is represented in major private collections in Africa, Europe, Canada and the United States.


Osamede's large scale majestic pieces (made from recycled scrap metal and wrought iron) are a fusion of Benin Edo tribal origins with classical and modern influences. His sculpture is fluid and expressive, yet epitomizes symmetry and balance.


Whether Osamede is sculpting intricately detailed, three dimensional figures from Benin's ancient kingdom, or more contemporary abstract masterpieces, his art reflects a rich cultural symbolism and a mastery of his medium.