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The Waiting

Printed Reproduction on Canvas

Artist Residence: Chicago, IL

Size: 16 x 20

From the Artist - What is Black Art

Black art to me is the celebration of creativity, spirituality, pride, perseverance and diverse cultural heritage. My paintings explores this subjects beautifully, as I capture movement and life of my subject with each stroke I make on the canvas.

About the Artist

My subject matter is figures, whether it is a compositional narrative scene or a single figure. As a chiaroscuro painter, lighting is one of my sources of inspiration. I'm also inspired by people around me and my culture. Hence, my paintings explores traditional attires of various ethnic groups in Nigeria, portraying beauty, uniformity; and also of portraits depicting various moods and expressions which can have deeper meanings be it personal, societal or political.