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Oluwakemi Omowaire Oil Painting "Unstable Optimist," 2020

Item Details

Oluwakemi Omowaire (Nigerian-American, born 1984)
Unstable Optimist, 2020
Oil painting on canvas
Signed to the lower right
Artist name, title, and date inscribed to the verso

Oluwakemi Omowaire was born in Nigeria in 1984. She is a self-taught artist with a degree in psychology. Fascinated with how emotions are revealed through facial expressions, she paints in an expressionistic manner using bold colors and a heavy impasto technique. She was a member of the Society of Nigerian Artists and participated in several exhibitions before moving to the United States in 2014. In 2018, she was a part of two successful art exhibitions in Columbus, Ohio: ’The Art of Nigerian Women: Sisters” at the Columbus Metropolitan Library and “Art at The Hilton” featuring original artworks by African diaspora artists.

Condition

- small spot of flaking to paint at the upper left corner; light scuffing and accretions to paint, most visibly at the corners of the painting.

Dimensions

16.0" W x 20.0" H x 0.75" D

Item #

ITMG864575

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