Nigerian artist Njideka Akunyili creates arresting works of art using a number of tools and materials. Layered in Akunyili’s pieces you can find a blend of acrylic, pastels, colored pencil, collage and image transfers.
Just as impressive of the work, Akunyili’s resume should not go unnoticed. The artist was a graduate of the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, and has participated in Artist-in-Residence programs at the Studio Museum in Harlem and the Bronx Museum.
It is always wonderful to discover an artist who communicates through a unique style, and Akunyili truly achieves that with the collage of images that form the structure of each piece.