Kanayo Ede, Atlanta Member Since July 2008 Artist Statement Growing up in Southeastern Nigeria, Kanayo keenly observed the colors and designs on the Dutch wax fabrics his father, a textile merchant, imported from Holland and this Kanayo says was his introduction to the magic of colors, and since then he has never left colors alone.
Early influences came from his high school art master , Mr Roland Ndefo who
took special interest in his talent while he was at Dennis Memorial Grammar
After obtaining a BFA degree from the University of Maiduguri in
the ancient Kanem Bornu Empire, he taught life drawing at Ijebu
Ode College of Education. A year later he left to work for Saatchi
and Saatchi Advertising as a graphic artist and senior visualizer
in Lagos Nigeria. Three years later kanayo packed up and left
for the United States to paint full time.
Kanayo brings to his paintings a kind of flavor and warmth that
lingers on far into distant memory and leaves an ambience worthy
of multiple recalls. History has proven that creative minds are
born with natural talents but Kanayo sincerely believes he was
born clutching a paint brush. The brilliance in his landscapes
clearly portrays a cosmic dance of colors festooned around the
the elements of composition and proportion.
A naturalized American citizen, Kanayo lives in the metro Atlanta
area and exhibits his works regularly in New York, High Point,
Chicago, Montreal and Atlanta.
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