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Nigerian Painting - Ben Enwonwu inspired painting of an African Woman by faceland: 8:21am On Oct 16, 2019
This is a hybrid painting style of African-expressionism and African-cubism. It is titled; Standing Tall. It depicts a figure of a typical contemporary African woman (AS I KNOW THEM)… On an unrelated note; when I Google search painting of African woman, I often see images of very primitive East Africans, I am a matured man and has never seen such half unclad woman on our street, forest or rural areas and passionately hate such images. Which is why I love Ben Enwonwu becuause he and his friends from ABU didn't make those type of African women simply becuase even back then, he never saw any of those type of Maasai and San people (who their government refused to murderise). It is an unusual sight.

I haven’t painted in over a decade. I have been preoccupied with making recycled collage artworks and quick incomplete ballpoint pen sketches. However, I wanted to submit a painting to Ogirikan Gallery for an upcoming miniature art fair in Lagos and I noticed they kept using the term ‘painting’ instead of ‘artwork’. So I just made a painting even though I knew they would take all mediums.

Re: Nigerian Painting - Ben Enwonwu inspired painting of an African Woman by faceland: 8:42am On Oct 16, 2019
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It is an original work, no copyright infringement (meaning I didn't steal other people photo/artwork for replication).



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Re: Nigerian Painting - Ben Enwonwu inspired painting of an African Woman by purples25(f): 5:41pm On Oct 16, 2019
Nice one, flawless as always
Re: Nigerian Painting - Ben Enwonwu inspired painting of an African Woman by faceland: 8:06pm On Oct 18, 2019
purples25:
Nice one, flawless as always
Thanks, I am flattered grin
Re: Nigerian Painting - Ben Enwonwu inspired painting of an African Woman by faceland: 8:13pm On Oct 18, 2019
This a painting of an African Woman titled Pharaoh-ess


www.nairaland.com/attachments/13366644_africanpainting_jpega9b5165d4fc43d948f06d61e6289d747


This is an old painting of mine. It was done in 2008 (about a year before I quit painting until recently).


It coincidentally has the same colours as the painting titled Tutu By Ben Enwonwu although mine is brighter (under direct light as against his image that is covered in shadow). I don't know the name of traditional fabric, but I think that is an "ashoke" All I know it is wived with a wooded local machine.


Back then I promoted this work in connection to Yoruba culture (Had I know there was an ongoing war between Igbos and Yorubas on Nairaland, I would have not painted or promote this artwork grin ). I drew attention to the fact that the materials was similar to the the once worn on the head of in ancient Egypt. At that time, a researcher claimed there were similarities between the language patterns of ancient Egyptian and West African Yoruba's. Personally, apart from architecture, math and science (which no ones ancestors surpassed ancient Egypt and later Babylon), Bini and Ife sculpture was superior to those of Egypt in craftsmanship (just my opinion). I guess some thing made 700 years ago ought to be better than those made 5000 years ago.
Re: Nigerian Painting - Ben Enwonwu inspired painting of an African Woman by purples25(f): 8:21pm On Oct 18, 2019
faceland:
Thanks, I am flattered grin
you're welcome, keep it up, you're talented. Where did you study art?
Re: Nigerian Painting - Ben Enwonwu inspired painting of an African Woman by faceland: 8:26pm On Oct 18, 2019
purples25:


you're welcome, keep it up, you're talented. Where did you study art?

From secondary school, inspiration (from others) and YouTube.
Re: Nigerian Painting - Ben Enwonwu inspired painting of an African Woman by purples25(f): 8:34pm On Oct 18, 2019
faceland:

From secondary school, inspiration (from others) and YouTube.
thats awesome, keep it up
Re: Nigerian Painting - Ben Enwonwu inspired painting of an African Woman by faceland: 8:37pm On Oct 18, 2019
purples25:


thats awesome, keep it up

Thanks, you too.

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Re: Nigerian Painting - Ben Enwonwu inspired painting of an African Woman by faceland: 1:31am On Oct 25, 2019
This is not a painting but a collage art of an African girl. SOLD
www.nairaland.com/attachments/13366645_blackart_jpege2b64e90ea2f300236d1ef50228ce686



It was made more than 11 years ago with THOUSANDS of pieces glued together.
www.nairaland.com/attachments/13366648_collageart_jpeg53e8b51f448afca6e1d119f3b473ee17

Please checkout my interesting Collage Art Blog
Thank you.
Re: Nigerian Painting - Ben Enwonwu inspired painting of an African Woman by faceland: 7:41pm On Oct 27, 2019

Re: Nigerian Painting - Ben Enwonwu inspired painting of an African Woman by faceland: 10:38pm On Oct 28, 2019
Pencil drawing of a smiling contemporary African woman.

It was draw a minimum of 10 years ago. Probably my last pencil work so far.

www.nairaland.com/attachments/13366650_africangirl_jpeg00d0f57ad5cd3396ac317cde0b3d060d

I am beginning to see a link in the time frame of when I stopped making artwork in other mediums. I wonder what happened 10 years ago and why I was able to make collages and biro sketches but not paintings or pencil drawings.


Anyway; THE END of this presentation (FIN). kiss

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