'Colors of the uprising'

Dudu Emmanuel

Ene Jessicah Yaknoabasi

Ene Jessicah Yaknoabasi is an emerging abstract realism artist based in Lagos, Nigeria. From an early age, she showed a great passion for art and was always eager to experiment and improve on her skills.

 This attribute earned her a place among the best graduating students of the Department of Fine Arts of the University of Uyo, where she received her Bachelor's Degree in Fine and Applied Arts, with specialization in Textiles. A specialist in textiles, Jessicah’s inclination to experiment with materials and processes, led her to having a good grasp of other aspects of art. 

Because of her love for the expressiveness of the paint medium, in 2018, she decided to start create works in the genre of painting. She derives inspiration from the formal elegance of the human body, which she applies elements like bright colours, textures to create Afrocentric symbols and patterns to portray the beauty and diversity of her culture as an African woman. 

Jessicah uses the instrumentality of her paintings to give voice to the struggles and triumphs of the African people. She does this by creating works of art that reflect the sensibilities of her immediate society. She believes that her work will continue to evolve until it goes beyond the canvas to involve real people, leading to the promotion and empowerment of women and children. 

 Jessicah has participated in some group exhibitions as well as art sales in Nigeria. Many of her works are in some individual and corporate collections in Nigeria and abroad.


Curator's Note

After the George Floyd protest in the United States of America, a spotlight beams on Nigerian art or black art. 

 As more national and international discussions have centered around Black Art, "Colors of the Uprising" is a group art exhibition curated to expose and celebrate 11 uprising stars. 

 We warmly welcome you to "Colors of the uprising" , a group exhibition distinctively curated by Princess Uzo & Rodney Asikhia, featuring the amazing art by: Wande Oseni, Karen Ogidi, Sidney Osioh, Ekwueme Edison, Adeola Adegbenro , Kolawole Niyi Sunday, Dudu Emmanuel, Donald Onuoha, Ekpetorson Elizabeth, Anehita Aletor , & Ene Jessicah Yaknoabasi.

 Artists in this exhibit share their interpretations of the natural world around us, whether it be on portraits, people, abstract forms, Landscape from nature scenes, and Surreal impression.

 Their creations challenge our ideology of life, adds beauty and spark up intellectual dialogue amongst its viewers. The works exhibited comprises of various mediums such as Oil on canvas, Mixed media, Acrylic on canvas, Charcoal and drawing in various sizes. 

 The exhibition will present 55 works of Art to its audience, documented with a virtual Catalog with access to attend the event virtually.

Private viewing on opening day: Friday, Feb 28th, 2021 by 6pm.

 Chairman of Event: Dahlton Osa Ozigbo -Noren Art Foundation 

 Host of Event: Louise Priddy -

 Posh Cafe Café capacity is limited to 50 people at any one time.

 Please wear a face mask and maintain 6' of personal space.


Acquire inquiry

Manager: Ms. Seun 08130200778

Curator: Mr. Rodney +1-443-653-7398

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