Anthony Nsofor

Anthony Nsofor obtained a Bachelor’s of Arts in Fine and Applied Arts (Painting) from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, in 1997. He has participated in exhibitions for the Nigeria British Council, the Lagos National Museum and Omenka Gallery, to name a few. Aside from visual art, he has also written newspaper articles and literary essays for books and art catalogues.

Tony’s emphasis on the study of iconographical uli symbolism, for which Nsukka University is known, still determines his artistic process today. However, he does not use uli symbols to convey their conventional meaning, but rather “scribbles and scratches” them onto the canvas as part of his own contemporary expression. His work is firmly driven by the subconscious, and often the story of the work becomes clear to him when he steps back to observe where his process has led him.

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