“This picture focuses on the corporate players – their intrigues, power play, analysis, forecast and speculations. The men in suits are smart, intelligent and upwardly mobile people whose wealth of knowledge, expertise and consultancy shape the corporate world. The umbrellas in Men in Suits II represent refuge and respite from policy fluctuation and inconsistency of government, harsh policies and circumstances. The expertise and consultancy of the men in suits help surmount all these adversities and create shades for businesses to thrive year in, year out to sustain corporate activities..”
Edeki, Giclee print, 2014, 45 x 33 cm
Pius Emorhokpor was born in Delta state in 1962 and graduated in Fine Arts from the Yaba College of Technology in 1988. Besides working briefly as a designer/ illustrator with This Week
and The African Guardian magazines Pius has worked closely with Prof. Bruce Onobrakpeya for many years, learning from the great master artist and developing his own distinctive style of plastography. His etching and polymerized technique on plate is re-enforced with resin, onto which the artist builds and creates low relief surfaces. Pius’ inspiration comes from traditional culture and typical scenes and Nigerian socio-cultural landscapes.