Adjani Okpu-Egbe


“To better our understanding of the present, it is imperative for us to aim at accurate knowledge of the past and to attempt a prediction of the future, it is essential that our study of the past and present is open to conjectures that allows core aspects of our world view to be grounded in the understanding of how the future is created in the present. ” (Adjani Okpu-Egbe)

Adjani Okpu-Egbe uses a unique, expressive painterly language to convey the findings of his investigations in or relating to themes and narratives that inform the human condition through scholarly research in Sociology, Archaeology, Feminism, Intersectionality, Pan Africanism, Afrocentricity. Often painting on found materials such as reclaimed door panels and bubble wraps, the artist uses imagination and experimental curiosity by taking these salvaged materials to heart and giving them metaphorical connotations.

During his residency at Sulger-Buel Gallery, the artist created new works, which were displayed at 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair Somerset House London (08 - 10 October 2020).