Onyeka Ibe is active/lives in Georgia / Africa. Onyeka Ibe is known for figure and scenic painting.
ONYEKA IBE — Nigerian-born Painter, Onyeka Ibe (pronounced ebay), was
born in Anambra State, Nigeria and now lives in Atlanta, Ga. He
has been described by the Atlanta Journal Constitution as"one of the most exciting young painters to emerge from Sub-Saharan Africa since the 1990's."
Ibe has achieved remarkable success and international recognition with
his dramatic approach to painting figures and sceneries. He was
recently awarded "The Best SOLO Artist of the Year 2006" at Artexpo New
York and described as the most exciting young painter to emerge from
Sub-Saharan Africa since the 1990s. He looks for inspiration in
natural and humanistic traditions of contemporary realism and
abstraction. His paintings express the entire spectrum of nature;
human emotions from exhilaration and cheerfulness to contentment.
by his father, a painter himself, as a child Onyeka Ibe was introduced
to drawing and how to observe and take notes of inspiring
subjects. He achieved youthful success at the age of 16 when he
first exhibited his works at National Gallery of Modern Art in Lagos,
Nigeria Trained at the University of Benin in Nigeria, his performance
at school earned him first class honors (summa cum laude) in Fine Arts
from the university.
Ibe continued his education at Georgia State University. He has
traveled extensively throughout the United States, South America,
Europe, Asia and Africa to show his works, participating as well in
seminars and fine arts workshops. His work has been featured in major
art publications, museums, private collections and galleries around the