If you're an artist, what kind of art do you make?
Obiora Anamaleze. born in Enugu, a graduate of fine arts painting major UNIVERSITY OF BENIN. . I married and live in port harcourt Rivers state, nigeria.
About my artwork
My passion for the society and atmosphere of Africa, combined with my love of the oil painting medium drive me to reach greater heights. I am not sure if it is as a result of my personality or because I am still growing as an artist, but I feel the need to paint a variety of contrasting subjects in order to stay fresh and enthusiastic.
Memories of my childhood and its associated innocence inspire me the most to counteract a dehumanised society. I try to capture the importance of human emotion and relationships through the synthesis of three most important aspects of the society - children, women, and nature plus other striking moments of human existence.
Artists I like
The figurative and realistic paintings of master artists like Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci appealed to me in my early years as an artist. They still do anyway. Later, I danced to the tune of the expressionists and later waltzed to the impressionists' beats and more recently swayed to our own cultural rhythm.
Lately, however, I try to find a synthesis of all these in my works. Michelangelo's paintings influenced my art in the area of the importance of expression or action in figures. Studying Rembrandt and Goya taught me the dramatic nature of chiaroscuro, its immediate intimacy, and the use of light.