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2020 Gallery

Two Cultures, One People

by: Jonathan Imafidor, Atlanta, Georgia

There is splendor in individuality and strength in diversity.

quote by: Cynthia Sutanto, Corpus Christi, Texas

Artist Statement

Culture becomes a visually tangible concept that depicts my ideas, imagination, feelings and experiences from my background and my travels across Nigeria and the American West. My technique borrows largely from pointillism in making use of thousands of small colored dots in creating forms against a dark background. To further strengthen my ideas, traditional Yoruba motifs/symbols are silently incorporated. These motifs provide a philosophical framework on which my works are founded. I employ acrylic on canvas and most times mix acrylic with glue to achieve my desired texture.