- A Nigerian lady is being appreciated across Nigeria for her amazing work of art
- The renowned artist comes from a family of creative carvers
- She describes herself as an impressionist who paints to express freedom and boldness
A young Nigerian lady has shown what true art is after her works were displayed in notable museums across the country. The lady identified as Nneji Anthonia Chinasa is a painter,a photographer, art blogger and graffiti artist.
The renowned artist who is a jack of all trades when it comes to creative art describes herself as an impressionist who paints to express freedom and boldness.
In an interview with Artospective, the young lady revealed that art has always been a part of her bloodline. She stated that her paternal forebears were traditional carvers that carved totems and figurines.
Chinasa who is from Imo state, noted that she is the only child of her widowed mother. She stated that she decided to study art in the university because she has always known how to draw growing up.
She explained that she became better at her work after she met a master identified as Wallace Ejoh. The artist had taken her in as his protege and taught her everything from basics.
The young artist stated that what drives her and motivates her is the support she receibes from her family and friends.
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She said: "My paintings are meant to throw light on how the youths in the society can make themselves better before coming out to change the world. Charity begins at home, if we as youths are not sure of who we are or what our purpose in life is, then, the problems we face in the society will not end.”
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Read full interview below:
Where am I from?
"My name is Nneji Anthonia Chinasa, I'm the only child of my widowed mum. I'm from Imo state, Nigeria. I am a painter, photographer, art blogger and graffiti artist."
How did I get into this?
"Art has always been part of my bloodline, my paternal forebears were traditional carvers, they carved totems, figurines used for traditional worship. I always knew how to draw while growing up so i decided to study art in the university. While i was on my 6months industrial training, i met a Master, Wallace Ejoh, an impressionist painter who took me in, and taught me so many things starting from the basics. Afterwards he took me in as his protégé."
What is your driving force?
"My driving force?...I've been fortunate and blessed to have my close friends and family support my art especially my mum, even when some people try to make her confused with issues like " artists don't earn much."
What kind of work do I do and why?
"I am an impressionist, i love freedom and boldness. I hate being restricted, i hate fear, i love making statements with bold strokes."
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