Art Title:Recharge Your Spirit #1
Size (in.):H: 20.80 x W : 24.80 x D : 0
Medium:Acrylic on Paper
Recharge Your Spirit #1
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WALKING IN MBONU’S WORLD
Until the production of portrait painting, Beloved Mother, in 1985, Mr. Mbonu Christopher Emerem, an economist turned-painter, did little to explore his creative freedom. Initially, his incursion into creative arts on leaving the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, two years earlier was primarily to express him inner-self on canvas.
But the responses, which trailed Beloved Mother, were the necessary tonic that galvanized the self-trained artist into streamlining his focus. Long before then, the talent in Mbonu had started manifesting, as he used to put down all sorts of symbols and images that he could find within his immediate environment.
On conviction of his approach to art, Mbonu, who feels that carrying on the old convention is not enough, seeks inspiration from life around him in order to make the tradition serve modern times.
As a follow-up to his first solo exhibition, Regeneration of Society, held at Campanella Gallery, Park College, Pa