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Edozie Anedu is a self-taught artist working primarily with oils, acrylics, pastels and recycled materials. Anedu’s paintings employ elemental forms and figures that verge on the abstract. He references graffiti and mural art traditions to focus his work on popular culture, music and fashion, socio political ideologies and the human condition. Drawing from personal experience, Anedu’s unflinching use of color and often aggressive brush strokes express a freedom of emotion that commands attention. His childlike and seemingly haphazard strokes are in conversation with his own coming of age story - a journey of excitement, adjustments and hopeful rush to the future. His work embraces a synthesis of innocence, trial and error, memory and melancholy.


His work is known to embrace a synthesis of innocence, trial and error, memory and melancholy. In his recent paintings, he chooses to embody the energy of an explorer, the majesty and wealth of knowledge gained through experience, and the joy of discovery. "Amalinze the Cat" in these paintings serves as an ode to the classic character in Chinua Achebe's "Things Fall Apart". He symbolizes strength, perseverance, resilience and the courage to face difficult situations and transform them. Anedu's ground breaking visual vocabulary is expressed in his textured painting which is evident as he captures whimsical embodiments which serves many purposes, one of which is a reminder of man's reflection of his innate groundedness and an attempt to better himself.


Solo exhibition includes, ‘Helvetica Times,’ NBB Gallery in Berlin, Germany; 2023, ‘Wonders Shall Never End,; The Melrose Gallery in South Africa; 2022, ‘TONY,’ Wunika Mukan Gallery in Nigeria; 2022, ‘Allegory,’ Unit London in London UK; 2021, ‘Mistakes I Chose to Keep,’ Wunika Mukan Gallery in Nigeria; 2019. He has participated in numerous group exhibitions including, “We See. We Dream. We Hope”, Taoh Africa in Lagos, Nigeria; 2022, R!SE, NBB Gallery in Berlin, Germany; 2022,  I love Who You Are, I Love Who You Ain’t, Bill Brady Gallery in Miami, Florida; 2021, Ko Gallery, Lagos, Nigeria; 2020 and ‘The Medium is the Message’ curated by Azu Nwagbogu, Unit London, London UK; 2020.

He has also showcased at the following fairs; Special Projects, ‘Evil Genius’ by Mr Eazi, 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair London; 2023, 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair, New York; 2023, Art X Lagos, Nigeria; 2022, Untitled Art Fair, Miami Florida; 2021, Art X Lagos, Nigeria; 2021 and Latitude Art Fair, Johannesburg, South Africa; 2019.




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