Knock Knock 2018   Digital and acrylic on canvas  79 x 99 cm  Framed in black Australian oak  $2,800 AUD  Location: Cheltenham

Knock Knock 2018

Digital and acrylic on canvas

79 x 99 cm

Framed in black Australian oak

$2,800 AUD

Location: Cheltenham

Early Start 2018   Digital and acrylic on canvas  105 x 145 cm  Framed in black Australian oak  $5,600 AUD  Location: Cheltenham

Early Start 2018

Digital and acrylic on canvas

105 x 145 cm

Framed in black Australian oak

$5,600 AUD

Location: Cheltenham

Information Age 2018   Digital and acrylic on canvas  81 x 120 cm  Framed in black Australian oak  $3,950 AUD  Location: Cheltenham

Information Age 2018

Digital and acrylic on canvas

81 x 120 cm

Framed in black Australian oak

$3,950 AUD

Location: Cheltenham

Retirement 2018   Digital and acrylic on canvas  71 x 54 cm  Framed in black Australian oak  $2,000 AUD  Location: Cheltenham

Retirement 2018

Digital and acrylic on canvas

71 x 54 cm

Framed in black Australian oak

$2,000 AUD

Location: Cheltenham

Dennis Osadebe

Dennis Osadebe (born 1991) is a Nigerian mixed-media artist best known for his contemporary, vibrant post-pop style. Osadebe’s style is a unique blend of digital processes which he uses to create canvasses that are subsequently layered with acrylic paint. With his characteristic use of flattened planes and bold color, the artist creates what he refers to as a “neo” visual style, one that is “modern, bright, expressive and provocative”. 

In Osadebe’s works, he uses play and provocation to invite viewers to critically think about their world and their place within it. Central to Osadebe’s imagined narrative is the symbol of the helmet, a reoccurring visual element that binds the diverse characters together. In one sense, the helmet is a form of protective gear, shielding the harmful effects of the outside environment. The helmet creates a sense of anonymity, disguising the identity of its user. There is also an inherent sense of isolation associated with the helmet, which parallels the isolation created by our technologies. 

Osadebe obtained a BSc in Business and Management from Queen Mary University of London and a MSc from the University of Warwick, Coventry, majoring in Innovation and Entrepreneurship. An aspiring entrepreneur turned self taught artist, Osadebe’s art has been featured in numerous contemporary art exhibitions since relocating back in 2013, collaborated with international brands such as Diesel  and has coined a new cultural movement he calls ‘neo-africa’, which aims to deconstruct the notion of “African art” and escape the expectations often projected onto contemporary artists emanating from the African continent.