An artist a day: Edosa Ogiugo

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To showcase and pay homage to insane talent, I've decided to do an art series. Every day for the next 10 days, I will be sharing 2 of my favorite art works by a specific artist accompanied by a short artist bio. The intention is not to review these works but rather to experience them. I hope these pieces will move you, challenge you, rebuke you and soothe you as they have done to me.

Day8: Nigerian born Edosa is a fine artist whose work has been shown & enjoyed throughout the world. Everytime I look at the painting below, regardless of my mood, I always find myself smiling. I love everything about it; how he captured the movement, the expression on the woman's face & the blue and red hues. He has been refered to as "the Fela Kuti" of art. This is Edosa:  

 " I am fascinated by human activities and movement – that is why I draw my materials from dancers, markets and men on horse backs. I try to capture the essence by mentally belonging to the picture as if I was there so I can transfer same energy onto canvas. I combine the rhythm of colours and brushstrokes with the organization of materials that I have carefully assembled to help convey my message. I have in recent times been involved in mentoring which is very dear to my heart, especially looking at where I am coming from.”

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