Roland Idubor is one of the rising stars of contemporary African arts in Nigeria. Born to the renowned pioneer sculptor of international repute, felix Idubor F.I.B.A. Roland started his journey as a sculptor in the art plain at a very early age under the tutelage of his master artist father in the early seventies in Benin city, a town known for indigenes who are master craft men, and rich in cultural heritage.
He started earning petty cash from art miniatures at the age of twelve. At seventeen he had become an associate artist at his father’s prestigious felix Idubor Gallery of arts and historical research in Benin City, Edo State. The first privately owned art centre in Nigeria.
Roland had his primary and secondary education in Benin City, and then proceeded to study agency accounting at the “Giogio del Pietro” Business Institute in Lanciano, Abbruzzo State of Italy, where he was exposed to European art forms, which later influenced his works.
He has held a series of group and solo art Exhibitions both in, and outside his home country, Nigeria. Beginning with “Legacy 1 and 2” in 2000 and 2001 respectively, held at the Lagos Country Club.
ii) “ sight and forms of Africa” – held at Apapa Club in 2002
iii) “Celebrating Womanhood” held at the prestigious ikoyi Club and declared opened by the hon. Commissioner for home affairs and culture, Lagos State.
iiii) “Celebrating the Nigerian Culture in Ghana” - held at Sangrilla Hotel, Accra – Ghana in April, 2004.
iv) “We two together” (Group exhibition) organized by the Nigerian High commission in Ghana in October 2004.
Roland’s medium of art expression is “Metal Filler” a plastic like material which makes reliefs portable and durable. His works adorn houses in every continent and could be accessed at notable galleries and International Art centers like Nike Art Gallery at Lekki phase 1 , 2nd round about in Lagos, Nigeria and Artist Alliance gallery at Labadi. Accra- Ghana.