Anthonia Chinasa Nneji is a Visual Artist that specializes in painting.
The University of Lagos graduate describes herself as a protégé of master painter, Wallace Ejoh.
“Moving towards expressionism, my works are easily identified by my bold strokes. My works are widely collected both in Nigeria and in Diaspora.”
Talking about her art, Anthonia says, “I am link art and medicine, and I have turned my work into a ‘dibia’ for exploring healing. I use my paintings to engage the intersection of physical and emotional breakdown, and use my art to hold the fragments together.”
“I pay attention to the trauma of the female body with which I struggle with and which I embrace in my paintings. I speak of struggles with menstrual cycles, weight, insomnia, depression and the agony of discovering meaningful diagnosis in the collapsed healthcare system in Nigeria.”
“My work is, therefore, a statement to the courage of the woman’s body, and the rather limited male gaze that constantly seeks to find erotic stimulations in the presentation of the female body, even when that body is yearning for control over its rights to define her own aesthetic parameters.”
“The complexity of Nature inspires my art. The beauty of the ‘African being’ inspires my art.”
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