The story of talented artist, Victor Ekpuk, is coming to Nigeria at last with November 5th chosen for the book’s unveiling at Freedom Park, Lagos.
The 400-page, all-colour, hard-bound monograph features essays by 13 scholars analyzing different aspects of Ekpuk’s 29 years artistic career.
TCN gathered that Ekpuk, who worked in the arts department of Daily Times in the late 80s/early 90s, would be at the book presentation next month to autograph copies and partake in a panel discussion.
The book’s editor, Toyin Falola, PhD captures the import of the publication this way: “This book captures the full essence of Ekpuk’s work as an artist of global reputation, a master of mysterious scripts, and ancient signs and symbols. His messages, encrypted in symbols and signs inspired by nsibidi, find expression in paintings, illustrations, cartoons and murals.”
The book presentation will be followed by a panel discussion by the artist himself, Victor Ekpuk, Dr. Falola, Cultural Producer Jumoke Sanwo, Art historians Kunle Filani PhD. and Jerry Buhari PhD