Addis Okoli: Nigerian artist creates powerful paintings

Opened Door, 2016, oil on canvas

Addis Okoli is a Nigerian artist based in Abuja, whose powerful representations of black women have impressed me. Her use of vibrant colours and collage techniques creates works of a pulsating dynamic.

On her mixed media canvases the artist displays moments of ordinary day life, busy streets, markets, merchants, polo games, wandering people, wonderful sceneries of…