About me

I see painting as both a way of exploring the world and then as the vehicle of sharing those discoveries with others. What make a subject attractive to me are the same things that attract us all. The beauty of a young girl (Bride), the character of a weathered face, or even the story behind someone or something that makes it interesting.

I believe it is the job of the artist to recognize this when it happens, analyze why, and use his technical skills to convey the feeling to someone else.

Some paintings are as simple as stopping at the sight of something interesting, while others may take more time to research than to actually paint.

I work with oil paint on canvas and others artistic materials to produce portraits that merge inner states with outer appearances. Often working at a grand scale, I creates vigorously executed images of human figures, heads and faces using a multicolored patchwork of strokes. In some compositions, my strokes obscure the figures, whose contours can barely be made out amid the pigment. In others, faces and forms are more clearly articulated.

Exhibitions

World Art Day Exhibition, Thought Pyramid Art Centre, Abuja 2017.

Ogidi Art Festival, Kogi, 2016

Junkmanfromafrika- Make the best of Junk Art workshop organize by German embassy, Thought Pyramid Art Centre, Abuja, 2016.

Exploring the Role of the Artist in Defining the Future through Story Telling (Ferrum), Rele art gallery, Onikan, Lagos, 2016.

Life in my City Art Festival, Thought Pyramid Art Centre, Abuja 2015.

Art for peace, Paint African Values international Art Exhibition Tour, African Union, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 8th March, 2014. Istanbul, Damla Art House, 31st May, 2014, Waldorf Astoria, New York, 25th September 2014.

Africa Art Resource Center Art Competition 2014, Lagos.

Imago Mundi Image of the World International Art workshop and Exhibition, Rome, Italy 2014.

2nd Art Fair Art Exhibition, Kaduna, 2014.

7th Edition of life in my city Art festival 2013, Enugu.

1st Edition of In House Art Exhibition 2013, Hamdalla Hotel Kaduna.

4th National visual Art Competition 2012, Shehu Musa Yar Adua Centre Abuja.

Art is Everywhere International Waste to Art workshop and Exhibition 2011, Fine Art Gallery ABU Zaria

Godwin Tom Sunday

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