Olisa Nwadiogbu - ‘Jelu Nkisi’ Long-Line Sweatshirt / Sweater Dress
Olisa Nwadiogbu - ‘Jelu Nkisi’ Long-Line Sweatshirt / Sweater Dress

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Olisa Nwadiogbu - ‘Jelu Nkisi’ Long-Line Sweatshirt / Sweater Dress

Regular price £49.99
Tax included.

The Brief

  • It’s not just a long-length sweatshirt - it’s a piece of wearable contemporary African Art
  • The garment features an original art piece ‘Jelu Nkisi’ by elder Nigerian artist Olisa Nwadiogbu
  • The artwork is a great visible celebration of the African family - front and centre. Representation matters
  • Ethically made and sweatshop- free made with 80% organic cotton

 

The Style

  • Women's crew neck dress
  • Features a relaxed fit, and medium- long length
  • It can be worn with bottoms, leggings, or as a dress alone

 

The Artwork

The image is a 2006  etching entitled ‘Jelu Nkisi’ by elder Nigerian artist Olisa Nwadiogbu. Olisa is a   multi-disciplinary creative- Painter, Sculptor, Printmaker, bronze-caster and cultural activist. 

His works are the products of his imagination captured in oil colours, acrylics, watercolors, metal foils, glue, resin, bronze etc. 

Olisa comments that: “As a multimedia artist; drawing and painting of figures provide the basis of my artistic adventures and career. Since artistic vision revolves around a given society and hence the artist, My thrust as one of the nation's consummate artists remains message, entertainment, and nature driven aesthetics. “

The influences of his works include Nigerian masters and African sculptures with themes that include traditional and contemporary concepts and narrative statements influenced by the environment, politics and humanitarian dispositions. His work has been included at auctions such as: 2015: Bonhams Modern Africa, London, 2010:, and Art House Contemporary Civic Centre, Lagos

Size Guide

SIZES

XS

S

M

L

XL

Half Chest (cm)

46

48.5

51.5

54.5

57.5

Half Chest (Inches)

18.11

19.09

20.28

21.46

22.64

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chest (cm)

92

97

103

109

115

Chest(Inches)

36.22

38.19

40.55

42.91

45.28

 

 

 

 

 

 

Body Length (cm)

86

88

90

92

93

Body Length (Inches)

33.86

34.65

35.43

36.22

36.61

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sleeve Length (cm)

61

61

62

62.5

63

Sleeve Length (Inches)

24.02

24.02

24.41

24.61

24.80