Over the years, a buzz has gown around contemporary African art. International art galleries and auction houses have ventured into the sales of African art with certain names like Ben Enwonwu, El Anatsui, Yusuf Grillo, Njideka Akunyili headlining the news with their works recording breaking sales. More and more, the interest in African art is growing and so are new names being identified in the space.
As the year gradually runs to its end, Artyrama is pleased to present a few hand selected artists whose works will make the ideal gifts for the festive season.
The Art of Giving, our seasonal shop, features a mix of new and known artists, whose work span various media including painting, drawing, mixed media, and illustrations from artists like Yetunde Odediran, Mcdonald Iheme, Patrick Akpojotor, Wallace Juma, Oladotun Abiola and more.
What does nudity in art mean? Does it always allude to a sensual motive or do artists intend to convey something more? Through the medium of painting do people view a representation of the naked body as artistic or sexual?
Born in Lagos in 1962 and practicing since 1980, Nwachukwu Ike’s art encompasses drawing, painting and mixed media. While studying Literature in English at the University of Ife, he ventured into the visual arts. He would later graduate from Ife and then, University of Lagos Faculty of Law, to practice as a human rights lawyer for 3 years before moving to the United States which is where he now lives and works.
In this conversation, Nwachukwu Ike tells of his process and rendition as an abstract figurative painter.
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