6 – 8 PM
9 November 2018
47 – 49 Greatmore Street Woodstock
Artist Bio and Statement
Amarachi Kelechi Odimba is a self-taught visual artist who holds a PGD in Education (2015) and a B.SC in Geology and mining from Enugu State University of Science and Technology (2008). She has participated in several artist residencies, workshops and is an Art Moves Africa grantee for an art residency at Nafasi Art Space, Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania in 2015. She presently coordinates creative art workshops at Institut Français du Nigeria,Abuja
Amarachi is a multimedia artist who tends to communicate on societal issues related to culture, identity,, migration,sexuality, relationships and education. Networks span across public participatory art, installations and paintings.
A prevailing subject in most of her paintings is the human figure, mainly in nudes which she finds ideal in creating narratives pertaining subjective emotions that the society and happenings arouse in us. In her paintings, her approach is bold, expressive, and intuitive. Often intending to obscure the demeanor of the figures in order to engage the viewer visually and emotionally