Njideka Akunyili Crosby

Njideka Akunyili Crosby (born in Nigeria, based in Los Angeles) creates densely layered figurative compositions that conjure the complexity of contemporary experience. Her cultural identity combines strong attachments to the country of her birth and to her adopted home, a hybrid identity that is reflected in her work.

I am taken how relevant and appropriate her process is to the subject of her practice. Equally I admire her ability to talk about it seemingly effortlessly yet utterly germane. Here is an inside to it. 

Sources:

1. "Njideka Akunyili Crosby: Portals" accessed online 2017 at https://www.victoria-miro.com/exhibitions/496/ .

2. "Njideka Akunyili Crosby", "Vitamin P3. New perspectives in painting", Phaidon, 2016, ISBN 9780714871455. 

3. "Njideka Akunyili Crosby/Tate Shots" accessed online 2017 at http://www.tate.org.uk/context-comment/video/njideka-akunyili-crosby-tateshots .