Tochukwu Orazulike (b. 1966) employs contemporary elements to create surreal images that engage the senses and serves as a vehicle for raising awareness about societal issues. His works represent a juxtaposition of bliss and struggle, and thought-provoking imagery that evokes deep emotions. His proficiency shines through in his masterful use of waves of spray paints, expertly marbled onto canvas, harmoniously merging with oil and acrylics.
Tochukwu has garnered recognition through his participation in prominent group exhibitions, including 'Undiscovered' at Thought Pyramid Lagos 2023. Additionally, he participated in the successful 'SOGAL African Original Contemporary & Modern Art Auction 2023' at the Signature Beyond Art Gallery. He has also been featured in notable residencies such as the '1952 Africa Art Residency in Lagos' 2023 and 'Voice NFTs Residency 2' in 2022.
The waves of spray paint, resembling the marbled patterns seamlessly blend with the background using oil and acrylic paints represents the relationship between man and natural resources. I invite viewers to visually explore and contemplate the intricate nature of contemporary global challenges and experience.