Nwachukwu Ike

Nwachukwu Ike has been a creative artist since 1980 in Ile Ife, Nigeria, and counts as some of his influences the late Japanese master printmaker, Munio Makuchi and the Nigerian legend, Bruce Onabrakpeya. 

Nwachukwu's art straddles drawing/painting/mixed media and the eclectic. His preoccupation with the human face and it's expressions is rooted in his fascination with the mystery of the African mask as a potent tool for unravelling the diverse range of emotions associated with the human condition.

Ike has developed an aesthetic that is essentially and characteristically his, an aesthetic that is first and foremost African, but, and perhaps more importantly, one that is genetically human in its inclusive range.