Njideka Akunyili's Collages

Artsy Editors
May 15, 2013 7:57PM

In my work at the Yale Art Gallery I recently came across Nigerian artist Njideja Akunyili, who did her M.F.A. at Yale in 2011. I love her take on mixed-media collage, kind of a textured realism. Using acrylics, charcoal, ink, collage, and xerox transfers Akunyili layers her canvases with a plethora of information. Her sources range from news clippings to personal memorabilia. 

Check out Akunyili's website here, and head to the YUAG to get a closer look at The Rest of Her Remains, 2010.

Nkem 2012

The Rest of Her Remains 2010 (Yale University Art Gallery)

Nwantinti 2012

Cradle Your Conquest 2012

5 Umezebi St., New Haven, Enugu 2012

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