One of the amazing part of being an artist is that we have the opportunity to start up conversations about things that are relevant to us in this very time of our existence. For every platform and opportunity we are given, we do our best to respond to issues around the world.
Just after the covid lockdown, I remember an article I read and it headlined, “FINALLY FREE”. It reminded me of how important freedom was and how we constantly aim to be free from many things; including pain, debt, memories, obstacles, illness and slavery. Talking about Freedom reminds us of how valuable it is, and replenishes our determination to achieving it.
Freedom Protesters will include 30 cut out flags of different colors with “FREE” written on it, and 12 16inch square paintings of the protesters. In some sense, I’m trying to create a protest scene using the most basic protest material- the Cardboard paper.
About Ken Nwadiogbu
Ken Nwadiogbu (b. 1994, Lagos, Nigeria) is a multidisciplinary artist who creates innovative conceptual works that explore black identity and make more visible people of colour, even those in diaspora, within the context of broader issues. It is his desire that through his work, he is able to invite viewers to ponder and critically examine socio-political structures in this present day. Gender equality, African culture, and Black power are a few aspects of his current research and artistic practice.
Ken Nwadiogbu is constantly revitalizing his practice by challenging modes of Black representation. His oeuvres do not just encompass various forms of painting but most recently transcends into photography, sculpture, installation, NFT and video.