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It’s a figurative painting of an African woman holding her country’s flag while looking out from a window at an aeroplane. This is the situation in Africa, where bad leadership has left the countries in darkness and under-development. Citizens now do all they can to secure documents and run out to other countries in search of greener pastures away from the hardships, suffering, and poverty in which the countinent is ravaged with.

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ARTIST BIO ACHIKE ANAYO MIRACLE, Born in 1986 Anambra state Nigeria. Is a multi-disciplinary artist based in Lagos Nigeria. He holds a Higher National Diploma in painting from the school of Art and Design Auchi Polytechnic Edo state. He is an experimental artist with interest in exploring possibilities with acrylics, oils, charcoal, pen and incorporating other media and found objects to create collages and mixed media works. Highly known for his distorted human figures. He negotiates the canvas space with figurative, because the human figure typically embodies the narratives he wants to share with his audience. He covers the eyes of police officers with Nigerian/foreign currencies to delineate their obsession with extortion and bribery. The bulgy eyes of his subjects depict the fact that we live in a generation where everyone is exposed, knowledgeable and wise in their own eyes, without realizing that they can also self-imprison themselves with their knowledge. The stretched necks of his figures portrays the insatiable nature of man/woman, in all their getting and achievements man keeps looking for and striving to acquire more., the absence of the ear in his figures is his way of reckoning that people of his generation do not listen and often go against advice, counsel or rebuke. Listening to social commentaries and banter in his immediate environment, the fight against, injustice, corruption, fraud, racism, bribery, religious intolerance, ethnicity and many other inhuman treatment is central to his practice. We live in a society that is rife with kidnapping, dilapidated schools, police harassment, extortion and war. He uses his art not just as a hubby, but as a means of communicating, preaching and advocating for global peace, love, tolerance, justice, self esteem and a better world for the human race. He is a member of the Society of Nigerian Artists(SNA) and the Pan-African Circle of Artists(PACA). His works has been exhibited in Nigeria and internationally and is rising in global art collections.


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