1-54 invited Nigerian artist Ken Nwadiogbu, represented by Retro Africa (Abuja, Nigeria), to show us his Lagos studio and tell us a little more about his current work.
Ken Nwadiogbu’s innovative conceptual drawings engage in multidisciplinary modes of storytelling by disrupting standard narratives through depicting masks as a means of liberation or escape. Nwadiogbu uses charcoal, collage, acrylic, and more recently, photography, painting, sculpture, installation and performance art to explore themes of African cultures and Black power amongst others. Nwadiogbu is credited for introducing the ‘Contemporealism’ movement, a fusion of Hyper-Realism and Contemporary art.
And even more on his website!