Nwaneri, Kelechi Charles
Born 1994 in Lagos, Nigeria
Lives and works in Lagos, Nigeria
Kelechi Charles Nwaneri is inspired by events happening in his environment, he creates art with surrealistic imagery that is most times allegorical to real cases experienced by individuals in situations within the scope of discussions. The use of Adinkra, Uli, Nsibidi symbols, and sometimes foreign symbols, mystical, metaphysical and allegorical imagery in relaying messages is a major characteristic of his style of work. Solo shows include Myths, Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery Berlin (2021) and Modern Marks, EBONY/CURATED, Cape Town (2020). Group exhibitions include All the Days and Nights, Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, London (2020), STASIS, SMO Contemporary Art, Temple Muse, Lagos (2019). Collections include Beth Rudin DeWoody Collection (USA), Susan Goodman Collection (USA), Arthur Lewis Collection (USA), Easton Capital Collection (USA).
Kelechi Nwaneri, Idemili, 2021, Charcoal and acrylic on canvas, 142 x 123 cm. Courtesy of Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery.

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