Overview

With this work, my intention is to prove that, as far and distant as our home may seem, it’s still our home.

Johnson Eziefula depicts young Black figures with an effortlessly impermeable and poised aura, slowly revealing parts of their stories and identities within his paintings. The works tend to reflect his belief that individuals today are constantly––and often subconsciously––shaped and molded by cultural exchange on a global scale. 

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Biography

I find my major inspiration as an artist in a mix of my environment and its components. Environment in this case goes beyond my immediate physical environment. But as far as a totally different region or space, the world as of today has grown smaller and we’re much more interconnected than ever before.

Johnson Eziefula (b. 1998) is a self-taught mixed media artist. His interest and love for art was evident since he was a child and over time he began practicing art professionally and publicly. Exploring the concept of westernization and cultural hybridization, Eziefula’s works combining charcoal, acrylic, pastel and fabric on paper and canvas, are loaded with context and history. Eziefula’s highly aesthetic jet-black subjects are placed at the intersection of clashing cultures, addressing themes of identity, human psychology, and history. 

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