Pictured, Ofunne Azinge.
Photographed by Daniele Roberts Mah © 2022
Image Courtesy of Gillian Jason Gallery
Ofunne Azinge - Painter
Ofunne Azinge is a Nigerian – British painter based in Manchester, United Kingdom.
Her work was previously exhibited at the Royal Academy of Arts in London.
Ofunne’s work primarily focuses on the history of post-colonialism in Nigeria and its effects on black men across the diaspora and black masculinity in painting.
Born in Nigeria 1998 and moving to England at the age of 5 after being adopted, Ofunne’s work draws from various aspects of her life including the socio-political effects of migration, nostalgia and the complexities of her upbringing.
Her large-scale paintings combine the use of her unique image transfer method, figures painted in a mixture of black/blue/purple hues, compilations of symbols from various generations draw the attention of a wide range of audiences to experience her work.