REWA was born and raised between Nigeria and England and received a BSc. in Physiology and Pharmacology from University College London (UCL). Never having received formal art training, she is self-taught and developed her innate talent from a very early age.
She finds that her spirit is moved by what she refers to as "depicted sentience" and through the celebration of the female form and bright, vivid colours. “My subject matter is woman, I celebrate her in many forms. I use traditional materials, ink, acrylic paints and brush on paper or on canvas, to capture an essence, making the paint assemble and the ink announce.” Rewa.
REWA’s hybrid upbringing greatly informs her work, and indeed perfectly depicts the sensation that is the modern ‘afropolitan’ woman. Forward thinking, progressive, uninhibited, and self-aware, yet still rooted, albeit loosely, in the expectations, duty and responsibility that tradition and ancient customs of the Igbo people of South-East Nigeria dictate.
REWA’s work was featured at the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts (MoCADA) in Brooklyn, New York, at the Zeitz MOCAA Museum, Cape Town, South Africa, at the Contemporary Art Centre New Orleans (CACNO), USA and at the Nigerian National Museum, Lagos, Nigeria.
REWA |.VIRTUAL SHOW "EMANCIPATION" | OOA GALLERY | .Barcelona, Spain
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Real Show " EMANCIPATION":
6/2 - 14/3/2021
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