Gerald Chukwuma Nigerian, b. 1973

Gerald Chukwuma (born 1973) is a celebrated visual artist and furniture designer with an enthusiastic local and international following. He graduated from the prestigious Nsukka Art School, University of Nigeria, with a first class degree specialising in painting. Chukwuma’s bold works using a multitude of found objects have an unforgettable visual language, in which he uses African symbols and patterns in refreshing new ways; he uses a combination of textures, lines, symbols and colours laid out on painstakingly etched wooden panels. He began his career as a painter before expanding his work into mixed media relief sculptures and designing afro-contemporary furniture.