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Nigerian artist on display in Hartselle

Published 3:55pm Thursday, March 7, 2013

Eghosa Raymond Akenbor was born in Warri, Delta State, Nigeria, Africa in 1982. He studied at Auchi Polytenic in painting and general art to earn a HND qualification. Eghosa presently teaches fine art in a missionary secondary school in Nigeria.

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As an artist, Eghosa is inspired by experimenting with different mediums and materials to create unconventional art pieces. His art portrays various themes and concepts in landscapes, portraits, mixed media and collage, using mediums such as oils, acrylics, gouache and found objects. He is also a textile designer who paints on cloths.

In Nigeria, Eghosa has organized one solo exhibition show, a six group exhibition and a fashion-textile show. Now he is being represented in the United States by Red Door Art Gallery, 213 Main Street in Hartselle. While the gallery primarily features local artists, it opens its space for national and international artists. Eghosa’s work has a vibrant, exciting style which well represents the artistic life of Nigeria. The gallery is open to view his work Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.


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