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Nigerian Painter Collins Obijiaku Explores Black Identity Through Art


Untitled, 2020, Collins Obijiaku. Photo courtesy of the artist.

In this interview for Rolling Out, Cassidy Sparks asks Nigerian painter, Collins Obijiaku, about his artistic practice. The self-taught painter uses charcoal colors on canvas to document contemporary Black life.

“As a portrait artist, I am more interested in the celebration and documentation of the people that live and connect with me. I like to capture the foundation of their environment using topographic lines.” - Collins Obijiaku