Bosah, Chiderah
Born 2000 in Enugu, Nigeria
Lives and works in Port Harcourt, Nigeria
Chiderah Bosah investigates internal dialogues with the self through contemporary portraits that examine the human spirit, and how humanity is revealed externally in powerful and captivating expressions. Using a sophisticated palette of saturated yet calming hues, the artist creates quotidian images of people he sees daily in colourful dreamlike voids. With complex form and gesture that highlights repose and elegance, there is a palpable softness and nuance that appears in Bosah’s work. In this series the artist deviates from his signature motif of broad white stripes that abstract the gestures of the lower body; this time exploring what it means to include the details that sometimes reveal the subject just as much and often-times more, than they take away. Recent exhibitions include Stop, Listen!, CFHILL, Stockholm (2021).
Chiderah Bosah, Portrait of Grace, 2021, Oil on canvas, 114 x 101 cm. Courtesy of Gallery 1957.

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