Ken Nwadiogbu (Artist/Illustrator) is a visual artist whose practice is primarily centered around hyper-realistic drawings and works on paper. His ability to create works that question life, calling out some of the problems and becoming very grounded in human consciousness, with an unwavering stretch to include collages to his recent pieces, has indeed made him stand out from other hyper-realists around the world. Gender equality, African cultures, and Black power are a few aspects of his current research and artistic practice.
Ken was born in Lagos, Nigeria and holds a B.Sc in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria. His art career started in the university, and with no formal training, has pushed him to become one of the most interesting young contemporary artists from Nigeria.
In 2016, Ken was featured at Omenka Gallery's INSANITY exhibition, curated by Mr Oliver Enwonwu, in Lagos, Nigeria. He has been involved with more group exhibitions ever since, including the TMC's It's Not Furniture, curated by Winifred Okpapi, the Artyrama's group exhibition curated by Mr Jess Castellote, amongst many others. He also co-founded Artists Connect NG, the largest Nigerian artist gathering that took place at Lekki Leisure Lake, in Lagos, Nigeria.
To Ken, Art is indeed timeless, it is his solace and hiding place, a safe haven he has found to be devoid of restrictions, boxes and boundaries. He currently lives and works in Lagos, Nigeria.