Painting by Chigozie - the spark youth empowerment platform in Nigeria

Painting by Chigozie

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Painting by Chigozie - the spark youth empowerment platform in Nigeria

Priscilla Chigozie Obi, also known as Gozie, is a 21-year-old artist. “I create paintings, drawings and digital illustrations employing oil as my primary medium. I hold a B.A in Visual Arts from the University of Lagos. I love art, music, and food.”

“The first time I remember really drawing was during fine art in secondary school but it was nothing serious. Push further a bit, I didn’t even think I would be able to study art but my aunts and some other family members helped me push it to my dad.”

“I learnt how to paint in my third year at the university during my industrial training with Mr. Ejoh Wallace and it’s been practice since then.”

“Currently, I’m still building and learning with my art, exploring new subject matters and experimenting bit by bit. I’m focusing on loving my art and giving it all I have.”

“I incorporate colours, figures, and portraits to convey ideas which often reflect on the issues I face and matters that affect the people around me. I love capturing people in their space, showing elements of their daily lives in hopes to express whatever they feel in that moment.”

Painting by Chigozie - the spark youth empowerment platform in Nigeria     

“With my work, I talk about the human aspect of life/body, beauty standards, depression, hope and self-acceptance among others. I try to analyze the society with my work – the cultural narratives, views, and feelings adopted and how it affects people in it, especially females.”

Painting by Chigozie - the spark youth empowerment platform in Nigeria     Painting by Chigozie - the spark youth empowerment platform in Nigeria

“I talk about the change of humans a lot in my work and how we all need to do better to make the world better for all of us.”

“The list of inspirations is endless. Emotion is a big inspiration for me, and it can be found in everything: books, art, music etc. I’m in love with colours and forms, the everyday lives of people.”

Painting by Chigozie - the spark youth empowerment platform in Nigeria      Painting by Chigozie - the spark youth empowerment platform in Nigeria

“I go on Instagram and Pinterest a lot to get inspiration, there I see a lot of works with so many different feels, they push me to work – practice and explore.”

Connect with her on

Instagram: @gozie.o

Twitter: Gozie_O_

Facebook: The art of Obi Chigozie

“Also, I am currently working on my website which should be launching this year. Offline, I have a studio space and I allow visits from time to time but you would need to connect with me online.”

 

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