Jimmy Nwanne Nigerian, b. 1989

Jimmy Nwanne was born in Kaduna, Nigeria in 1989. He studied fine arts at the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka Nigeria, with a major in painting. He currently lives and works in Kaiserslautern, Germany. He has exhibited his works in Denmark, Germany and Nigeria. Whether as portraiture or composition, Nwanne’s works looks at the relationship between life, identity and migration. The freedom to make a composition, a portraiture, by rearranging the natural place of something into another, in order to communicate an idea is what is being explored. The different subjects and objects function as symbols or motifs that represent an idea and they are used to make associations to different aspects of life, the interplay between them almost suggests the feeling of overlap or cut and paste. How everything will come together to create a dialogue and evoke a feeling from the viewer is the object of search.