Painting fast becoming lost art in Nigeria – Isaac Emokpae


Isaac Emokpae is a Nigerian visual artist, painter, and photographer whose works focus on duality and abstract expressionism.

His late father, Erhabor Emokpae, was a notable Nigerian painter and sculptor popularly regarded as one of the pioneers of modern arts in Nigeria.

In this interview with PREMIUM TIMES, he speaks about the gradual extinction of painting in Nigeria as well as his artistic journey.

PT: What’s a typical creative process like for you?

Isaac: Most of my work always starts with my writing. I take a notebook and start writing. I write everything that I think of or when I hear about something. The next step is to try to illustrate it. That’s why I have writings here on the floor because most of the things that come to my head are just words that can’t be put into…



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