My work is a break from artistic tradition
It’s an Innovation.
A bridge between science and art.
It’s inspired by the prose of life and the Universe which manifests in the poetry of symmetry, balance and energy.
Circles represent the cyclical nature of things, existentialism, continuity and immortality.
The use of circles in art has its root in the ancient tradition of spiritual art and symbolic traditions.
However, I employ the use of concentric circles in a new way to celebrate the way I see the world around me. My vehicle to narrate compelling visual stories.
In making my art, I build up multiple layers of paint following cyclical pathways with thick premium oil pigment to create these textural motion. Delicately but with flourish, every inch of space is given meaning through a breathtaking range of color matching and mixing.
Like a pebble dropped in water, the whole painting takes cue from a focal point and radiates onto an expanding motion of energy.The goal is to achieve symmetry with flair, and precision without the mechanical.The circles are created free hand, guided by mathematical impulse.The process is very intense; requires solitude and focus during production. It can take from 8 weeks to complete the smaller sizes to 5 years for the largest piece of 58” X 120”.This innovative style has altered the boundaries of visual art expression.Works from my studio in Houston, Texas.
- Chu Okoli, artist
Grant Award Winner in Painting, courtesy of Adolph & Esther Gotlieb Foundation NY 2018.
Medici Medal Winner in Painting, courtesy of The Florence International Biennale of Contemporary Art Italy 2015.