“I try to solve some of our problems and address global issues with my works. Many of my works are about human beings’ ability to decide to create paradise. What we do is what we get.”
Untitled, 2011, Flattened Tin Cans & Corrugated Iron on Wood, 122 x 243 cm
Gerald Chukwuma (born 1973) is a celebrated visual artist and furniture designer with an enthusiastic local and international following. He graduated from the prestigious Nsukka Art School, University of Nigeria, with a first class degree specialising in painting. Chukwuma’s bold works using a multitude of found objects have an unforgettable visual language, in which he uses
African symbols and patterns in refreshing new ways; he uses a combination of textures, lines, symbols and colours laid out on painstakingly etched wooden panels. He began his career as a painter before expanding his work into mixed media relief sculptures and designing afro-contemporary furniture.