Meet Nigeria’s very own Faith Okorodudu, a young talented black artist who explores the true meaning of culture and captures the true essences of her artwork. Located in Lagos Nigeria, Faith manages to utilize her environment and the people around her to create eye-capturing work. Her goal is to ensure that people take more than just a satisfying visual from her work. Like every artist, the main objective is to make sure that the eyes see more than just a picture. Her work often has more than one meaning, which she hopes really cultivates her audience.
Faith is a visual artist who was born in Warri, Delta State. She had her first Female Group exhibition entitled “There She Is” at the Fontini Cristi Art Gallery and she also took part in the “Idesign Art Fair”, 6th Edition in Lagos. Her inspiration is derived from colours and brushes.
She works mainly with acrylics and oil paint. Her work stimulates comparison between themes, style and morphology. She goes on to say that “by lending a voice to the relevance of aesthetic consciousness to the women folks and also portraitures depicting various mood through the subtlety of her brushstrokes and vibrant colours with melding transitions of her individual forms.”
Her work focuses on the importance of aesthetics incognizant to the female gender by exploring her beauty like her figure, her attire aligned to her “gele”, wrapper and her facial expression depicting her mood. The purpose is for people to recognize the importance of such.
She describes her art as a platform for people to see that art is an “embodiment of creative power that is conveyed through various means and mediums so enhance culture values beliefs aesthetic etc”. It is also a way of expressing emotions and intuition. Her work covers figurative and portative paintings. She has obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts from the University of Benin.
Faith’s plans for the future include expanding the message of art being more than just a visual presentation. She plans to make sure that the power of art does not go extinct. She hopes to encourage more talented artists out there to continue their artwork and unlock their untapped potential. She hopes that people do not see art as simply a source of income but as a passion which can impact other people’s lives.