Nkem Odeh-Ifeyinwa, b. 1994 (Nigeria)
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Nkem Odeh-Ifeyinwa is a visual artist born on the 7th of March, 1994 in Ile – Ife, Osun State but from Ika – South Local Government Area of Delta State, Nigeria by origin. He is a graduate of the Fine and Applied Art Department also known as the Ife Art School of Obafemi Awolowo University.
Nkem’s expressions hover around Figurativism. He executes this art genre mostly in mixed media, where he juxtaposes newsprints, oil paints, acrylics Conte and pastel to create his forms and elucidate his visual expressions. These include his life experiences, societal issues and also nature and its beauty.
He is currently exploring the use of discarded aluminium foil and other painting mediums to document and tell stories that are based on his visual experience. His exploration further underscores the importance of recycling, upcycling, waste and junk to Art.