feature: check out mixed-media artist ndidi emefiele’s whimsical and eye-catching portraits

June 14, 2016

Ndidi Emefiele is an uber-talented Nigerian painter and mixed-media artist and graduate student at UCL’s Slade School of Fine Art. Her whimsical, eye-catching portraits are easily identifiable by their over-sized heads, chubby cheeks, and beautiful, deep skin tones. “The exaggerated heads are symbolic, particularly in the western part of Nigeria[…]The head is said to control a person’s destiny,” Emefiele told I Am Africa. Her pint-sized characters her exceptionally fashionable, too, which Emefiele creates using discarded fabrics and other found materials. Check ‘em out down below.

By Erin White*, AFROPUNK contributor

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