Olissaa Nwadiogbu - ‘Jelu Nkisi’ Unisex Sweatshirt
Olissaa Nwadiogbu - ‘Jelu Nkisi’ Unisex Sweatshirt

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Olissaa Nwadiogbu - ‘Jelu Nkisi’ Unisex Sweatshirt

Regular price £49.99
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The Brief

  • It’s not just a unisex sweatshirt - it’s a piece of wearable contemporary African Art
  • The sweatshirt 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

Classic-cut sweatshirt style with a relaxed comfortable fit.  Warm and soft to the touch - an overall great feel.

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. 

Olia 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.

The Fabric

This is a certified ethically-manufactured garment  made from 80% organic, and 20% recycled synthetic materials (plastic bottles!). This sweatshirt is made with the environment, sustainability, and workers welfare at the forefront.

 


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