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Orisha Nnani is a Nigerian visual artist based in Columbus, Ohio. He has been drawing since he was a child. It was always a hobby for him, and from a young age he was drawn to capturing portraits of friends, celebrities and girls he had crushes on. As he has gotten older, he has come to gain a greater understanding and appreciation of the power and influence art on our lives. As of 2015, he threw himself into painting and he knows for sure that there aren’t many more things in life he’d rather do. These days his aim is to create compelling and relevant works of art. Art that he hopes resonates with anyone viewing it.
His work has been described in a multitude of ways like realistic, hyper-realistic, figurative, graphic, bold, surrealist, etc. As a self-taught artist, he struggles to describe his artistic genre, but if he had to choose one word to describe what he tries to achieve, it would be Afrofuturism. Afrofuturism is a cultural aesthetic, philosophy that explores the developing intersection of the African diaspora with history, technology, art, and the future. He seeks to create works that challenge our preconceived notions of each other and brings us together.