Victor Ekpuk

Work by Victor Ekpuk

Victor Ekpuk

August 22–October 2, 2011
Residency at JMU: September 26–27
Lecture: September 27 @ 7 p.m., Location: Room 142, Music Building
Reception: Sawhill Gallery — September 27 @ 8 p.m.

Award-winning Nigerian American artist Victor Ekpuk explores the relationships, challenges and responses to changes that characterize the human condition. Unique to Ekpuk’s art is his use of nsibidi, an indigenous African system of writing that employs graphic signs and code to convey concepts. Ekpuk mixes nsibidi signs with contemporary symbols to tell stories through his artwork. Art forms include paintings, manuscripts and drawings. Art media include pastels, acrylics, markers and natural elements such as sand to both elicit and represent emotion.

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