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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Lyrical Art From Chidi Okoye

I shall be eternally thankful to The Rhapsody Phoenix for referring me to the artist Chidi Okoye- there is a good chance that I might have never seen his work, and that would be a shame. The main reason why I love his art is that a lot of it is about two things I love and respect: women, and music. His work is just full of life, color and joy. It is a celebration of music, dance, togetherness, and womanhood. I don't know if this is how he intended for people to take his art, but that's the feeling I'm getting. And I'm loving it.

I confess, I'm quite jealous of his many talents. He has put a lot of effort into learning his craft and is an awesome sculptor, painter and illustrator! He actually used to sculpt exclusively until the Canadian cold (when he first relocated) made sculpting hazardous and so he had to start painting professionally. See blessing in disguise? See just a few of his works below:
You can see more of Chidi's work over at Modern Art Images. His modern art can be seen on art prints, greeting cards, etc. He has held numerous national and international exhibitions, and for good reason I tell you. Please check him out.You can contact him via his website here.

27 comments:

  1. Wow such talent! I want the 7th painting:)

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  2. waooooooooo. I love art, I was thinking about it at work today, I was wondering where I could get authentic African art online.
    This is excellent Adiya, keep up the good work.
    Chidi is such a talent!

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  3. Wow!! I wish I could draw! These are so beautiful! Keep em coming Adiya! xxx

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  4. Now these are pieces that need to be in ones collection.Nice one as usual Adiya!

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  5. BEAUTIFUL!!! something different which i like alot

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  6. I am absolutely in LOVE! Now I have to save $350 so I can buy an original.

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  7. The three dancing ladies is my favourite one. This artist is quite talented. I love the way he uses colours. Let me go check out more of his work....

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  8. I love Okoye's work and love this post. I'm with you on the moods inspired by his work. He's def my favourite naija artist. I used one of his paintings in a recent post: 'Owu Rubutu'. He's brilliant.

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  9. Love the fist and second! Just love arts!

    Thanks dear for the sweet comments!

    xoxo
    Stella

    www.jadore-fashion.com

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  10. Thanks for the lovely comments people. I'm so into art myself!

    Adiya

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  11. he's really talented! i'm so jealous of artists :/
    i really love the first pic.. pure genius

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  12. he s a tlent . i really like the brone sculptor like ones.

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  13. amazing!!!



    xoxo from rome
    K.
    http://kcomekarolina.blogspot.com/

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  14. Fantastic

    www.crown-chronicles.blogspot.com

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  15. OMG!!! Art is life, culture, meaningful, am loving it already..wow!

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  16. such great artwork! thanks for sharing.
    www.cocoandolive.blogspot.com

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  17. awesome! *a proud 9ja talking*

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  18. Really great artwork.
    I'm liking your blog already so I'll be popping it on my blogroll.
    Awesome job!

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  19. wow! Such amazing artwork....so proud of my African heritage. The strength that oozes through these images is just amazing
    Thanks for visiting and commenting on BLEURGH booski :)

    Xisses Onyxsta
    http://say-bleurgh.blogspot.com

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  20. Such vibrant colors! Makes me wish I could afford my own pad right now. sigh. Adiya stop reminding me my account is red.

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  21. Oh WOW.
    This is amazing!!!!

    Love your blog! SO glad I stumbled upon it!
    xoxo

    www.quirkyanything.blogspot.com

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  22. Thank you soooo MUCH for the awesome comments :D

    @ShayShay and Naijamum yay! *blush*

    And Ginger, LOL! I couldn't suffer alone nau :D

    Adiya

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