Okpu-Egbe, Adjani
Born in 1979 in Kumba, Cameroon. Lives and works in London, UK.
Using a crude and expressive language that incorporates autobiographical content, Adjani Okpu-Egbe’s paintings unfold a wide range of complex themes. Drawing from a number of fields and political movements such as archaeology, feminism, African history and Pan-Africanism, that are all present within Southern Cameroons’ Ambazonian movement, Okpu-Egbe comments on the global social justice system. Okpu-Egbe's most noteworthy exhibitions include, Regarding Africa: Contemporary Art and Afro-Futurism curated by Ruth Direktor at Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Israel in 2016 and The Underdog, a solo presentation at the 2014 edition of the 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair, London. In 2012, Okpu-Egbe was amongst the artists commissioned nationwide by the BBC to interpret the Queen’s Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant, making him the first African artist to officially partake in such an event.
Adjani Okpu-Egbe, Syrian Civil War (Triptych), 2019, Mixed media on found wooden door panels, 200 x 228 x 4 cm. Courtesy Sulger-Buel Gallery|Adjani Okpu-Egbe, 'Popping', 2013, Mixed media on a bubble wrap covered door, 198 x 154 cm, Courtesy of Knight Webb Gallery

Artists 2014