Joseph Eze is a Nigerian painter and artist that features both retro and modern progress in his artwork. His work usually features an illustration of the Nigerian woman in the past and in the present. He tells a story in every painting as he sheds more light on the life of African women. Eze’s series of portraitures engages the subject of the female body. He generally re-frames his works as a medium for the expression of elegance, perfection, glamour and hauteur. Eze’s embellishment of the female body recalls the ancient practice of bodily decoration of people from the south-eastern part of Nigeria.
Through this aesthetic approach to figuration, he finds a way to show his audience a different way of looking at the female body. His art is a platform for exploration and the search for the true meaning of identity. It is quite comparable to modern day contemporary tattoo culture.
Joseph draws his inspiration from things around him, present and past experiences and the ever changing dynamics in culture and the female entity. His work has been featured on many digital magazines and platforms across Nigeria and Africa.
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