Ideals Under Pressure
by John Madu
Acrylic on canvas, 2.5′ x 3.5′
About the artist…
John Madu is a multi disciplinary artist, whose paintings and art pieces are an overlap between art and design through personal iconographic symbols as metaphors, texture, indigenous patterns and colour.
His most recent subject matter dwells along the lines of the effect of globalisation on African identity, in which portraiture, figurative symbolism, mixed media, and collage come into play. He’s resource materials are eclectic because of influences from pop culture, African art history, music and lived experiences. He believes true art comes from a reaction to an issue/environment leaving him to spontaneous modes of production, basically speaking, the environment influences he’s output.