Artist to Know: Onyeka Ibe

Nigerian-born painter, Ibe (pronounced ebay) has achieved international recognition for his dramatic approach to painting. Described as the most exciting young painter to emerge from Sub-Saharan Africa since the 1990s, he was awarded “The Best SOLO Artist of the Year 2006” at Artexpo New York. Ibe looks for inspiration in “natural and humanistic traditions of contemporary realism and abstraction.” His paintings convey a spectrum of human emotions. Ibe has traveled extensively through the United States, Mexico, South America, Europe, Asia, and Africa. His work has been featured in art publications as well as major museums, private collections, and galleries around the world.