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Nonye Ikegwuoha
In Light of Being: Nonye Ikegwuoha / a solo exhibition
Agora Gallery
530 West 25th StreetNew York,NY
  • M-Series Part 9
Oil on Canvas
79" x 59" 

    M-Series Part 9

    Oil on Canvas
    79" x 59"
  • M-Series Part 2
Oil on Canvas
59" x 39.5" 

    M-Series Part 2

    Oil on Canvas
    59" x 39.5"
  • M-Series Part 6
Oil on Canvas
59" x 39.5" 

    M-Series Part 6

    Oil on Canvas
    59" x 39.5"
  • M-Series Part 1
Oil on Canvas
59" x 39.5" 

    M-Series Part 1

    Oil on Canvas
    59" x 39.5"
  • M-Series Part 3
Oil on Canvas
59" x 39.5" 

    M-Series Part 3

    Oil on Canvas
    59" x 39.5"
  • M-Series Part 5
Oil on Canvas
59" x 39.5" 

    M-Series Part 5

    Oil on Canvas
    59" x 39.5"
  • Crucifixion 1
Oil on Canvas
59" x 39.5"
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    Crucifixion 1

    Oil on Canvas
    59" x 39.5"
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  • Crucifixion Study 1994
Gouache on Paper
16" x 12" 

    Crucifixion Study 1994

    Gouache on Paper
    16" x 12"
  • Crucifixion Study 1994
Oil on Canvas
22" x 17" 

    Crucifixion Study 1994

    Oil on Canvas
    22" x 17"
  • Crucifixion Study 2012
Oil on Canvas
30" x 24" 

    Crucifixion Study 2012

    Oil on Canvas
    30" x 24"
  • Crucifixion Study 2012
Pastel on Paper
16" x 12" 

    Crucifixion Study 2012

    Pastel on Paper
    16" x 12"
  • Untitled 2
Oil on Canvas
59" x 59" 

    Untitled 2

    Oil on Canvas
    59" x 59"
  • Sitter By A Window
Oil on Canvas
59" x 39.5" 

    Sitter By A Window

    Oil on Canvas
    59" x 39.5"
  • Form In Repose
Oil on Canvas
31.5" x 31.5" 

    Form In Repose

    Oil on Canvas
    31.5" x 31.5"
  • Reclining Nude
Oil on Canvas
36" x 24.5" 

    Reclining Nude

    Oil on Canvas
    36" x 24.5"
  • Sitter With Fruits
Oil on Canvas
59" x 39.5" 

    Sitter With Fruits

    Oil on Canvas
    59" x 39.5"
  • Sitter With Fruits 2
Oil on Canvas
36" x 24.5" 

    Sitter With Fruits 2

    Oil on Canvas
    36" x 24.5"
  • Reclining Nude With Flower
Oil on Canvas
36" x 24.5" 

    Reclining Nude With Flower

    Oil on Canvas
    36" x 24.5"
  • Sunlit Still-Life
Oil on Canvas
36" x 24.5" 

    Sunlit Still-Life

    Oil on Canvas
    36" x 24.5"
  • Dusk-Lit
Oil on Canvas
20" x 16" 

    Dusk-Lit

    Oil on Canvas
    20" x 16"
  • Hair-Weave
Oil on Canvas
36" x 24.5" 

    Hair-Weave

    Oil on Canvas
    36" x 24.5"
  • Dancer
Pastel on Paper
16" x 20" 

    Dancer

    Pastel on Paper
    16" x 20"
  • M-Series Part 7
Oil on Canvas
59" x 39.5" 

    M-Series Part 7

    Oil on Canvas
    59" x 39.5"
  • Untitled
Oil on Canvas
24.5" x 32" 

    Untitled

    Oil on Canvas
    24.5" x 32"
  • Flight Dream
Pastel on Paper
12" x 16.5" 

    Flight Dream

    Pastel on Paper
    12" x 16.5"
  • M-Series Part 8
Oil on Canvas
79" x 59" 

    M-Series Part 8

    Oil on Canvas
    79" x 59"
  • Dancer II
Pastel on Paper
16.5" x 12" 

    Dancer II

    Pastel on Paper
    16.5" x 12"
  • Dancer III  (Twirling Female Form)
Pastel on Paper
16.5" x 12" 

    Dancer III
    (Twirling Female Form)

    Pastel on Paper
    16.5" x 12"
Nonye Ikegwuoha

NONYE IKEGWUOHA

In Light of Being: Nonye Ikegwuoha / a solo exhibition
April 1 – April 21, 2016
Reception: Thursday, April 7, 2016 6-8 PM

Nigerian artist Nonye Ikegwuoha brings a selection from his latest series to New York City: The M-Series, a collection of 20 large paintings and 30 studies focusing on the “dark, harrowing experiences of migrants.” Inspired by global news accounts of displaced individuals of war-torn areas, the M-Series visually expresses not only the hunger, disease, and death that these migrants are being exposed to, but the vulnerability and emotional intensity of the experience.

Ikegwuoha splits his time between Nigeria and Shanghai, where he runs an architectural firm. His professional work, which exposes him to people facing both risk and opportunity, has been a major source of creative material for his art. Ikegwuoha says that the stress of these projects often “brings out the worst in people, creating conflict, self-interest, greed, and many other shortcomings and vices.” These negative attitudes are incorporated into his work, allowing him to confront them, in a way, on his own turf.

Ikegwuoha finds his direct inspiration in African culture and art. He describes African art as a type of “exorcism” to “give form to one’s fears, tormentors, demons, and terrors in hope of being free of them.” He believes that the emotional value of a piece must always trump the aesthetic. “Only the artist’s feelings and experiences count,” Ikegwuoha says. “I’ve become better over time at ignoring the obvious search for beauty in favor of the emotional.”

For Ikegwuoha, art precedes memory. As early as three years old, drawing was as much a fascination to Ikegwuoha as the toys that surrounded him. Indeed, his earliest memories are of a world where art was already an essential part of his identity: a permanent aspect of his life. He remembers other children being drawn to his work, and the satisfaction he felt as a result of their attention. “I found that very much to my liking,” he says, “wanting my childhood friends and others to always be pleased with this 'art stuff' which seemed to come quite easily from me.”




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