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The central theme of my work is the exploration of the relationships, challenges and responses to changes that characterize the human condition. I use a script-like style of drawing to tell a codified story about a subject.

Of particular interest to my project is Nsibidi, an indigenous African system of communication that employs graphic signs, and codes to convey concepts.

In my works, forms are reduced to basic essence resulting in new symbols or codes in script-like drawings. When combined with Nsibidi signs, these “scripts” provide the background narrative to my compositions.

Deciphering the symbols and signs on my works informs their themes or meanings. However, appreciation of the works requires more holistic participation.  For this reason, it is not necessary to explain every detail in my works; it is equally important when the works are felt rather than read.

-Victor Ekpuk

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