DON OKUCHUKWU

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BIOGRAPHY

Don okuchukwu ESEAGWU (B.1993) Popularly known as Moonlight Art was born in Delta State, Nigeria and he graduated from the prestigious university of Benin(UNIBEN) with a B.Agric in the department of soil science and land management from faculty of Agriculture.

Don okuchukwu started at a very early age of about 7 and since then he hasn’t stopped drawing. However, he started drawing commercially in 2012 and he has experimented with various media and tried out various styles of art. Art has been his embryo of life. Everything around him revolves around Art, he sees shapes forming from every object or his environ he stares at, this shapes makes sense when he eventually sketches them down, though his early drawings began with cartoon characters as he later evolved into other features of characters.

 

Art has always been a passion for him as he derives his inspiration from beauty and nature. Don okuchukwu creates Art that has a strong connection between nature and man and how they affect man positively or negatively. His love for growing plants and watching them bloom in it’s natural colors pushed him towards actualizing his style of art.

Don okuchukwu is the founder of Talented individuals forum (TIF), an organisation of contemporary artists in Nigeria working with sole aim of promoting african art to the world. He has participated in several group exhibitions in Nigeria and has made commissions for top Nigeria celebrities like burnaboy, 2face idibia , falz ,simi, patoranking and many more.

Artist Statement

My Art is meant to demand for questions of identity and create a strong connection between nature and man. I want people to relate to my art , connect and put themselves in my story without having any boundary of limiting a particular face to it.

My art speaks of what I can’t vocally express such as love, hate, betrayal, pain, hustle, politics and other physical , emotional, mental challenges you could imagine. I create things I see, feel, or hear as they inspire me to create them.

 

Basically, everything that revolves around me and other individuals, gives me a zeal to create them in my art. I love my viewers to vibe and connect to my art directly and emotionally.

Most times, it takes a lot of time and brain storming to bring all my ideas and imaginations together to create a piece. I major basically on pastels and charcoal drawings and I practice surrealism conceptual art thus my medium gives me the freedom to express myself in the most miniature areas.

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