Artist Buchi Upjohn

"Guitar Boy" by Buchi Upjohn

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Buchi Upjohn Aghaji dips his brush into vastly different hues when creating his works. He expresses his art through a variety of media including oil, watercolor and acrylic on cold-pressed paper, canvas, burlap, wood and pottery. The result is a refreshing change from the contemporary trend in Afro-centric painting. Aghaji says that while he was always interested in painting, his studies in the university steered him into the advertising field where he worked for a year in Nigeria. It wasn’t until he moved to England that he realized that he could pursue his painting full time. The response he received from his work was so encouraging that he and an illustrator friend opened a studio.

Aghaji decided to move to the United States and spent three years in New York. He now resides in Metro Atlanta. Aghaji utilizes the graphic techniques he acquired while majoring in visual communications at the University of Nigeria. He also uses the traditional “uli” motifs found in his tribe, the Igbos of Nigeria. Uli is the art of body decorations, consisting of lines and patterns that convey such admirable qualities as the strength, fertility, humility, and compassion of the individuals they adorn. This combining of the best of the “old” and the new come together make his work a unique and exhilarating experience. Upjohn’s work has received much recognition and acclaim in Nigeria and other parts of the world. His work has been collected by the President of Nigeria and numerous private collectors in England, Germany, America and Africa.

You may also like...

69 Responses

  1. What i don’t realize is in fact how you are no longer really much more smartly-preferred than you might be right now. You’re so intelligent. You recognize thus significantly relating to this topic, produced me for my part believe it from so many various angles. Its like men and women don’t seem to be interested unless it’s one thing to do with Girl gaga! Your own stuffs excellent. At all times take care of it up!

  2. Faytech North America is a touch screen Manufacturer of both monitors and pcs. They specialize in the design, development, manufacturing and marketing of Capacitive touch screen, Resistive touch screen, Industrial touch screen, IP65 touch screen, touchscreen monitors and integrated touchscreen PCs. Contact them at http://www.faytech.us, 121 Varick Street,3rd Floor,New York, NY 10013,+1 646 205 3214

  3. I was suggested this web site by my cousin. I am not sure whether this post is written by him as nobody else know such detailed about my problem. You are incredible! Thanks!

  4. website url says:

    Emeryeps is a SEO(Search Engine optimzation) and Internet Marketing company. They help businesses to get traffic from various search engine and online community. They have seo experts and consultants with many years of SEO Experiences. No matter where your business is located, EmeryEPS.com can help your business to secure your highly convertible leads online.

  5. I like the things you guys are up to. This type of clever effort and exposure! Continue the amazing effort guys, I have added you on our mobogenie apk download site.

  6. see here says:

    MichaelJemery.com is a site with many hypnosis downloads. Whether you are looking for free hypnosis downloads, self hypnosis download for mp3, video and any audio files, Michael Jemery has the downloads for you. You can download hypnosis from apps, audio, mp3 and even youtube !

  7. Hello There. I found your blog using msn. This is a very well written article. I will be sure to bookmark it and return to read more of your useful information. Thanks for the post. I will definitely return.

  8. Wonderful beat ! I would like to apprentice while you amend your site, how can i subscribe for a blog website? The account aided me a acceptable deal. I had been tiny bit acquainted of this your broadcast provided bright clear idea

  9. I am extremely impressed with your writing skills as well as with the layout on your weblog. Is this a paid theme or did you customize it yourself? Anyway keep up the nice quality writing, it is rare to see a nice blog like this one today..

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *