JOHN MADU was born in 1983 in Lagos, Nigeria, where he has lived and worked ever since. He holds a B.Sc. in Political and Strategic Studies. He is a multi-disciplinary artist whose paintings and art pieces overlap between art and design. Through iconographic iconographic symbols with allegorical metaphors texture, indigenous patterns and colours, his paintings encourage the the development of new modes of critical practice.
His most recent subjects focus on the effect of the effect of globalisation and African identity. He does this through portraiture, figurative symbolism, mixed media and collage. Rather than entertain, the artist wants his art to educate. Madu's documentary resources are eclectic, due to the influence of pop culture, African art history music and life experiences.More