“Inner place”

Name of the Artist : Victor Ubah
Name of the Artwork : Inner place
Size : 58 x 49.5
Medium : Acrylic on canvas $15,000 SOLD

Victor Ubah
Based in Lagos, Nigeria, Victor Ubah reflects upon social infrastructure, self-determination and identity in
his artistic practice. Influenced by the anime and popular cartoon animations he watched throughout his
adolescence, he was inspired by an image’s ability to communicate intricate ideas about identity and
personality. He was further inspired by Cubism, the early 20th-century avant-garde art movement led by
Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque, that revolutionized the representation of three-dimensional forms by
painting from many viewpoints, rather than a singular perspective.
In a body of acrylic portraits, Ubah paints his subjects as multidimensional personalities existing within
one dimensional social structure. His poetic visual language marries vibrantly colored, one-dimensional
background with expressive cubist geometry. commenting on the symbiotic correlation of the individual
to their community. Ubah translates the uniqueness of each personality by rendering their faces in a
mosaic of protruding cubist forms while attending to their gaze with a naturalist style. His attention to
each figure’s personal fashion expressed through bold textile patterns and rich color palettes amplify his
ethos that “there is no feeling of being alive without a sense of identity.”