Isaac Emokpae Nigerian, b. 1976

Isaac Emokpae (born 1976) is a Nigerian visual artist who studied art at the University of Lagos under Professor Abayomi Barber. He focused on painting at University but has worked in fashion photography and journalistic photography for most of his working life. He is the son of well known Nigerian modern artist, Erhabor Emokpae and while he has inherited much of his father’s flare he also carved out a strong name for himself in a short time. Isaac has won awards such as the UNESCO “Save of Treasures” art competition in Troyes, France (1996) and the Hasselblad Masters (Semi Finalist Award) for Photography (2007). He is increasingly known for his paintings on board and canvas which touch on complex philosophical themes such as duality.