Artist Gerald Chukwuma Puzzle
b. 1973, lives and works in Lagos, Nigeria.
Title: Front of Puzzle: THE KINGMAKER'S STORY (RIGHT) Back of Puzzle: THE HUNTER'S STORY (LEFT)
Jigsaw Puzzle Size: 24" x 18" (609.6mm x 457.2mm), 500 Jigsaw Puzzle Pieces, Eska Premium Board. Double-sided Jigsaw Puzzle.
Collector Edition of 20 + 2AP
Signature Details: Original Artwork: Front of Puzzle: THE KINGMAKER'S STORY, Mixed Media, 84 × 64 in, 213.4 × 162.6 cm. Back of Puzzle: THE HUNTER'S STORY, Mixed Media, 84 × 64 in, 213.4 × 162.6 cm
Artist Certificate: Each puzzle comes with an artist certificate.
Visual Language and 'Paintaglios' of Gerald Chukwuma: A Critical Analysis by Trevor Vermont Morgan \ Department of Fine and Applied Arts, University of Nigeria
Chukwuma graduated in 2003 with First Class Honours from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. Chukwuma is one of Nigeria's fastest rising contemporary artists, noted for his intricately crafted sculptures on wood panels.
"The theme in my work is about the complications of life and its impact on everyday people." | Gerald Chukwama
Gerald Chukwuma is a celebrated visual artist and furniture designer with an enthusiastic local and international following. He graduated from the prestigious Nsukka Art School, University of Nigeria, with a First-Class degree specializing in painting. Chukwuma's bold works uses a multitude of found objects that have an unforgettable visual language, and by using African symbols and patterns in refreshing new ways, he creates a combination of textures, lines, symbols and colors laid out on painstakingly etched wooden panels. He began his career as a painter before expanding his work into mixed media relief sculptures and designing Afro-contemporary furniture In 2008 and 2012, he emerged as one of top three winners of the prestigious National Arts competition. He was featured on cable news network CNN's Inside Africa program in 2011 showcasing his unique artworks.
In 2014, the University of Nigeria Nsukka commissioned him to produce two monumental pieces for the University library and the Vice Chancellor's complex. Chukwuma has taken part in 20 exhibitions in the last decade in Nigeria, Cameroon, France, Denmark, Holland, and the United States and his works have become auction favorites. His thematic focus is on the complications of life and its impact on everyday people. He says he is blessed with a wonderful wife and children.