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Okechukwu Ugonna

    My practice includes the fields of landscape and portraiture rendered in a greater or lesser degree of abstraction. Important to me now is the development of a palette that deals with light effects. Though primarily an urban landscape painter I feel that natural vistas, especially the skies over the Wirral, are deeply moving in their colour and splendour. My portraits draw from the tradition of portraiture from renaissance artists to contemporary painters.

    I have found that there is a dialogue between the genres I work on in my practice. The landscape becomes more nuanced and the portraits more spatial. Bringing these disciplines together is something I want to look at in the future. I plan to make a series of works looking at the qualities of African masks and sculpture and how their volumes relate to urban spaces.

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