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Artist of the Week: Nnamdi Okonkwo

Tranquility by Nnamdi Okonkwo, bronze, 20″ x 14″ x 14″

I saw the bronze sculptures of Nnamdi Okonkwo at an outdoor show in Chicago which was particularly nice; sunlight gave the surface of the bronze a lovely glow.  The works he had brought were of the kind shown here: a series of women in brown patinas, with curvy volume and warm emotions.  Standing among them was like being surrounded by art made from love.  The sculptures were peaceful, attractive and simplified to the most harmonious lines and volume.  Some works are more abstracted and simplified than others.  Nnamdi Okonkwo specializes in bronzes and works all the way up to a monumental scale.

Mother & Child by Nnamdi Okonkwo, bronze, 24″ x 21″ x 17″

Sisters by Nnamdi Okonkwo, bronze, 14″ x 27″ x 15″

See more work by Nnamdi Okonkwo at his portfolio site here.    

  1. March 28, 2012 at 9:49 am

    Thank you, Shellie! Looking forward to seeing you again in the summer. When you have time check out this 3 mins. youtube video featuring me and my work – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=onhatuvyB, or you can just google Nnamdi Okonkwo Creating With Joy.

    • March 28, 2012 at 10:48 am

      Your welcome, Nnamdi. I will put the video in the main post, that link was not working but I was able to use to search bar to find your name linked to the video on YouTube.

      I believe that anyone can be an artist if they want to, if they work towards it. I have run into a lot of elitism and essentialism, especially in private art college, where the mythology was “only a few of you will become artists.” I didn’t accept that; I said “I am an artist now.” Keep doing your work because it is very beautiful and full of love.

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