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Project Description

Vincent Osemwegie

Born in 1977, Nigerian painter Vincent Osemwegie’s continuous creative journey led him to South Africa in 2009. Vincent was born into a large family, with 21 siblings. Within the busy chaos of this childhood, art offered a means of quiet entertainment and as such, he was often found with a sketchbook in hand experimenting and playing with form and shape. Since arriving in South Africa in 2009, Vincent settled in Johannesburg, participating in various gallery and museum exhibitions. He first exhibited with Eclectica Contemporary in 2017.

Integral to his expressive technique, Vincent combines active movement through the dripping of paint to not only render subject matter, but to trace its construction. He explores ideas of physicality through motion and pairs this with the layering of materials to allude to the construction of form being multi-layered.

Vincent Osemwegie

The dual nature of man“; the good-the bad, the beautiful-the ugly/beast, the saint-the sinner… A man can be any of these depending on perception, the elements he is exposed to and the decisions he makes. Hence the reason for a constant inward search as he journeys through life whilst constantly being harassed by these various circumstances that reveals what’s on the inside. A human being can be anything; the decision he makes daily shapes him in either direction and there is no finishing or completing till his dying day. No man is perfect, no man will ever be… but pursuing perfection is ideal.

The aim is to engage the viewers in such a way that they take responsibility for their actions and acknowledge that their present status is as a result of their personal decisions whilst at the same time not finding themselves passing judgments on the next person for their predicaments even knowing fully well that we are all challenged by external forces. “I will challenge myself without restraint, but to challenge you, I’ll do it with caution and restraint”. “I will not judge you, as I do not know what exactly has shaped you thus far” – Vincent Osemwegie

Vincent Osemwegie Dilemma III 2018 enamel on Canvas 120 x 150 cm - unframed

Vincent Osemwegie
Dilemma III
2018
enamel on Canvas
120 x 150 cm – unframed

Vincent Osemwegie, mixed media on Canvas, 120 x 150 cm

Vincent Osemwegie
Veiled I
2018
mixed media on Canvas
120 x 150 cm – unframed

Vincent Osemwegie

Vincent Osemwegie
Veiled II
2018
mixed media on Perspex
117.5 x 144.5 cm

Vincent Osemwegie 40 is a Number 2018 mixed media on perspex 107.5 x 157 cm

Vincent Osemwegie
40 is a Number
2018
mixed media on perspex
107.5 x 157 cm
SOLD

Vincent Osemwegie,Oblivion II, 2017, mixed media on Canvas, 120 x 150 cm

Vincent Osemwegie
Oblivion II
2018
mixed media on Canvas
120 x 150 cm – unframed

Vincent Osemwegie Hidden 2018 mixed media on Perspex 107.5 x 157.5 cm

Vincent Osemwegie
Hidden
2018
mixed media on Perspex
107.5 x 157.5 cm

Vincent Osemwegie Judgement day 1 & 2 2017 Mixed media on perspex 118 x 145 cm

Vincent Osemwegie
Judgement day 1 & 2
2017
Mixed media on perspex
118 x 145 cm