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Uzo Njoku Infuses Her Art With Pure Joy

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Sometimes art just puts a smile on your face. That’s the case with the work from Uzo Njoku.

The visual artist, who was born in Nigeria, creates portraits and tableaus of Black and African communities through a rich saturation of tone and texture, blended with elements of pattern-making that effortlessly capture the joyous moments of life. “I love portraying Black joy and showing, through colors and patterns, different facets of what it means to be Black,” she tells EBONY. She shares her vision through several mediums, from wallpaper and prints to clothing and coloring books.

As she prepares for her first show this summer, Uzo Njoku shares the inspiration for her uplifting pieces and the secret to winning over African parents when you choose a creative career path.

Pic: Uzo Njoku. Image: Courtesy of the artist.

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