Omenka Gallery presents ‘Beast of No Nation’, a virtual solo art exhibition of recent paintings by fast-rising contemporary artist, Ikechukwu Ezeigwe.
The show borrows its title from Fela Kuti’s 1986 song, but Ezeigwe takes us on an excursion through global history. With a nod to ancient Greek mythology and an interrogation of colonialism, he singles out the most infamous of rulers.
Ezeigwe’s approach is multi-functional; significantly, his socio-political commentary is deployed as signs, metaphors to construct associations or relationships of meaning, narratives, titles or captions.
Overall, Ikechukwu Ezeigwe succeeds with this exhibition, his accomplishment hinged largely in his imposition of a moral conscience for the society, at once, reminding us of what it is to be human.
The exhibition will run from May 29 to June 29, 2020 and you can experience this work of art by clicking -> Beast of No Nation.