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NOTHINGNESS II - Limited Edition 4 of 10 Photograph

kamal obat

Nigeria

Photography, Paper on Canvas

Size: 16.5 W x 23.4 H x 0.1 D in

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NOTHINGNESS II SIZE:23.4 X 16.5 \(A2) Limited Edition of 10 signed certificate of authenticity included. Ships in a tube. Printed on Canvas, and shipped in a tube. Description: The Nothingness series celebrates the life of a fisher boy, whose power is evident in his mastery of an element as essential but as tricky, as water. Nothingness is often put down and associated with negative conditions such as poverty, illiteracy, and so on. Once, at an exhibition, I described the boy in the image as ‘The King of Nothingness’ and it was gruesomely misunderstood as the King of Failure/Hardship. That’s because the idea of having nothing frightens us. To have all we have achieved and all our efforts wiped is absolutely terrifying to humankind and that is the fundamental reality. But if one only thinks of the idea of nothingness as mere blankness, and holds on to this idea, then they haven’t understood it. These fishermen or farmers are considered ‘nothings’ in the society, yet the mastery of their element ensures our continued survival. To go ahead and describe nothingness is to define something-ness, but to quote Kalu Rinpoche’s principle: “We live in illusion and the appearance of things. There is a reality. We are that reality. When you understand this, you see that you are nothing, and being nothing, you are everything. That is all.” The ‘nothingness’ I am projecting is an absolute infinite potential, not just an empty, hopeless box where dreams are mocked and efforts are unacknowledged. To emphasize nothingness in my photographs, the blue background was introduced to give a strong impression of the sky and the body of water. The white-space signifies a void, where the sky meets the earth, also where an infinite potential lies. The series of images celebrates the Kings and Masters of Nothingness, the hard-working and often underprivileged people.

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Photography:Paper on Canvas

Artist Produced Limited Edition of:10

Size:16.5 W x 23.4 H x 0.1 D in

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My artwork is a celebration of Nigerian culture, its beauty, and its people. I strive to create art that speaks to the complexity and vibrancy of my homeland and to inspire others to appreciate and honor its richness and diversity. Through a combination of traditional and contemporary techniques, I create works that are both familiar and surprising. As a 29-year-old Nigerian Artist, I hope my art will challenge stereotypes and provide a unique perspective on Nigerian culture, inspiring audiences to see the world in new and exciting ways. From vibrant abstracts to detailed portraiture, I strive to capture the unique stories and histories of the people I depict. Through my art, I'm dedicated to amplifying the voices of the voiceless and showcasing the diverse beauty of my culture.

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