Chinemerem Omeh

Nigeria, Nigeria

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ag_artist_id : 44512
ag_updated_at : 2022-03-24 01:12:08 UTC
ag_city : Nigeria
ag_region : Nigeria
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ag_artist_statement : Having lived most part of my life in Nsukka, Enugu state, the Eastern region of Nigeria. I have countlessly witnessed the dryness of my environment during the harmattan seasons in its true nature where most at times it leaves complete cracks on the surface of mother Earth due to starvation of rainfall. This Cracks not only signifies a state of irritation but of a longing and of hope. And in this cracks I have found intriguing textures which I employed predominantly in this series of work using them as metaphors for hope and for the resilience of the human spirit in the face of a society where corruption, hunger, religion has put forward a chaotic existence among peace loving individuals. A society where freedom is now in shackles. These body of painting works are for social commentaries evoking a sense of hope to those who doesn't possess of it.
ag_biography : Omeh’s hunger for peace, hope, and love merged with harsh realities make expressing pain, depression, and deception inevitable in his work. Throughout his upbringing in Nigeria, his artistic proclivities were met with deterrence from peers, teachers, and even his parents, as aspiring to become an artist was an impractical way to earn a living. That discouragement has not only made his love of art stronger, but also informed it. Central to his paintings, is man’s self-imposed exile from love and rejection of peaceful coexistence, which Omeh believes is the premise of our existence. Aesthetically inspired by the landscapes of his homeland, Omeh utilizes the cracked surface of Earth that occurs during the Harmattan season and employs them as metaphors. The cracks, although caused by a water-starved Mother Earth, represent hope, peace, acceptance, and desire for a restoration of the natural world. His technique involves the rough and heavy application of dead caked color, which is mixed with linseed oil, creating a unique and original effect.
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ag_artist_firstname : Chinemerem
ag_artist_lastname : Omeh
ag_artist_tags : nigerian,black,he/him

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