Timi Kakandar [b.1973] uses painting, drawing and collage to explore his fascination with the human form in relationship to the challenges, joy, and social political issues that emanate from living and working within the African space. His recent work exudes a profound intensity of bright raw colours and gestural lines that infuse a presence which powerfully engage the viewer. He reveals an ability in the composition of human forms with dramatic colours reminiscent of Fauvism.
Kakandar began his creative career soon after graduating from the University of Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria in 1999.
Timi Kakandar is one of Nigeria's prolific contemporary artist with a keen following internationally and in his native country.
Timi has had 4 Solo Exhibitions and over 30 group Exhibitions within and outside Nigeria.
Timi Kakandar’s works are widely collected globally.
He lives and works in Lagos, where he is a member of the Society Of Nigerian Artists (SNA) Lagos Chapter.