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Passages, mixed media with flattened tins, cans, corrugated iron, printer plates on board 2011, 152 x 224.5 cm
Rom Isichei (born 1966) is a conceptual artist whose practice has persistently engaged object and material exploration. Utilizing the varied media of painting, sculpture, collage, and photography, Rom Isichei’s compositions often evoke contemplation and engender dialogue about identity and culture, failures and insecurities, less and excess, loneliness, rapture and gaiety, and other emotional ‘gestures’ within our contemporary commune. He was born in Asaba, Delta State, Nigeria and currently lives and works in Lagos. He earned an HND in Fine Arts from Yaba College of Technology, Lagos, Nigeria and a Post-Graduate Diploma and Masters of Fine Arts MFA from Chelsea College of Art and Design, (UAL) London. He has exhibited widely locally and internationally and his works are featured in diverse publications and included in numerous public and private collections. Rom is listed in “Who’s who” in Contemporary Nigerian Art, Smithsonian Museum of African Art Library, Washington DC.