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Victor Ekpuk is a Nigerian-American artist based in Washington D.C. He is internationally for his paintings, drawings, and sculptures, which reimagine the ancient Nigerian communication system, Nsibidi, to create his own unique language of abstraction. Ekpuk’s work engages with a diverse spectrum of meaning, often …

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Victor Ekpuk is a Nigerian-American artist based in Washington, DC.
His art, which began as an exploration of nsibidi “traditional” graphics and writing systems in Nigeria, has evolved to embrace a wider spectrum of meaning that is rooted in African and global contemporary art discourses.
Guided by the aesthetic philosophy nsibidi, where sign systems are used to convey ideas, Ekpuk re-imagines graphic symbols from diverse cultures to form a personal style of mark making that results in the interplay of art and writing.

Victor Ekpuk’s artistic communication through graphic expressiveness has compelled and engaged curators, arts institutions and collectors from across the United States, Africa and Europe. He is renowned for his large-scale, glyph-like paintings and drawings that explore the human condition, and he draws upon a wide spectrum of meaning that is rooted in African and global contemporary art discourses.

Born in 1964, Victor Ekpuk is based in Washington, DC. He obtained a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from University, Ife, Nigeria in 1989, followed by a career in the 1990s as an editorial cartoonist and illustrator in Nigeria’s former national newspaper, the Daily Times.
His works have been featured in exhibitions at the Institut du Monde Arabe in Paris; 12th Havana Biennial; Dakar Biennial; The Tang Museum; Fowler Museum; Museum of Art and Design; and the first Johannesburg Biennial. His artworks are also in several prestigious permanent collections including the Smithsonian Institute’s National Museum of African Art, The World Bank, Newark Museum, Hood Museum, and Krannert Art Museum.

“The subject matter of my work deals with the human condition explained through themes that are both universal and specific: family, gender, politics, culture and Identity” -Victor Ekpuk

Selected exhibitions
2019
Marks and ObjectsAicon Gallery
2018
Art Dubai Contemporary 2018TAFETA
2017
Victor Ekpuk | HeadspacesTAFETA
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Untitled (Composition), 2021

Acrylic on canvas
48 × 36 in
121.9 × 91.4 cm
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Victor Ekpuk is a Nigerian-American artist based in Washington D.C. He is internationally for his …

Medium
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, Front bottom right.
Certificate of authenticity
Included (issued by gallery)
Frame
Not included
Image rights
Courtesy of the Artist and Morton Fine Art.

Victor Ekpuk is a Nigerian-American artist based in Washington, DC.
His art, which began as an exploration of nsibidi “traditional” graphics and writing systems in Nigeria, has evolved to embrace a wider spectrum of meaning that is rooted in African and global contemporary art discourses.
Guided by the aesthetic philosophy nsibidi, where sign systems are used to convey ideas, Ekpuk re-imagines graphic symbols from diverse cultures to form a personal style of mark making that results in the interplay of art and writing.

Victor Ekpuk’s artistic communication through graphic expressiveness has compelled and engaged curators, arts institutions and collectors from across the United States, Africa and Europe. He is renowned for his large-scale, glyph-like paintings and drawings that explore the human condition, and he draws upon a wide spectrum of meaning that is rooted in African and global contemporary art discourses.

Born in 1964, Victor Ekpuk is based in Washington, DC. He obtained a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from University, Ife, Nigeria in 1989, followed by a career in the 1990s as an editorial cartoonist and illustrator in Nigeria’s former national newspaper, the Daily Times.
His works have been featured in exhibitions at the Institut du Monde Arabe in Paris; 12th Havana Biennial; Dakar Biennial; The Tang Museum; Fowler Museum; Museum of Art and Design; and the first Johannesburg Biennial. His artworks are also in several prestigious permanent collections including the Smithsonian Institute’s National Museum of African Art, The World Bank, Newark Museum, Hood Museum, and Krannert Art Museum.

“The subject matter of my work deals with the human condition explained through themes that are both universal and specific: family, gender, politics, culture and Identity” -Victor Ekpuk

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