Okpu-Egbe, Adjani
Born 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 histories and Pan-Africanism, that are all present within Southern Cameroons’ Ambazonian movement, Okpu-Egbe comments on the global social justice system. These are sometimes mixed with a direct and indirect sense of humour that gives away an interest as a keen observer of people and a social commentator. His work has been exhibited in internationally renowned institutions including, among others: Tel Aviv Museum of Art, SAVVY Contemporary, Kunstverein Braunschweig and Düsseldorf Kunstpalast Museum. He was the winner of the inaugural edition of the 2020 Rizau Art prize.
Adjani Okpu-Egbe, Fortitude (Diptych), 2020, Mixed media on wooden door panels, 200 x 152 x 4 cm. Courtesy of Sulger-Buel Gallery.

Artists 2021