Studio visit with Ebuka P. Agudiegwu for ‘It’s All In Me’;
A group exhibition curated by Wunika Mukan featuring nine emerging artists from Nigeria and its diaspora, whose takes on black portraiture apply diverse media and styles cutting across traditional wet media, contemporary photography and collage.This exhibition tells a story of being and becoming.
“My body of work contributes critical commentary on pressing contemporary issues including black identity, gender, tribalism, addiction, societal neglect, child abuse, extrajudicial killings..”
– Ebuka P. Agudiegwu
Ebuka Pascal Agudiegwu is a self-taught artist and currently resides in Abuja, Nigeria. Ebuka explores his creativity with the use of charcoal, graphite, ink, pastel, acrylic, oil paint, salt and even candle flames. He is fascinated by the connection between man and nature. He sees himself as a mirror and perceives his works to be a visual reflection of his subjective view, be it in relation to the environment and both past and recent happenings. ‘My interest in connecting these two important entities and representing them as one has played a vital role in my creativity by influencing my artistic expression and enabling me to leverage on the eventualities of self-discovery, absolute confidence, and genuine expression.’ He has exhibited his works in exhibitions such as The Exhibition for contemporary artists, National gallery of Art Enugu (2019), The Vivid exhibition, Vivid Exclusive Art Gallery, Lagos Nigeria (2020).