Victor Ekpuk: A Picture is a Thousand Words

“The central theme of my work is the exploration of the relationships, challenges and responses to changes that characterize the human condition.
Of particular interest to my project is Nsibidi, an indigenous African system of writing that employs graphic signs, and codes to convey concepts.
Inspired by this ancient writings, forms in my works are reduced to basic essence resulting in new symbols or codes in script-like drawings that are used to express contemporary experiences. When combined with Nsibidi signs, these “scripts” also provide the background narrative to my compositions. Most often these narrative are better perceived when they are felt rather than read literally.”

-Victor Ekpuk



  1. Robert Jackson says:

    Deep perspective on how the western world views indigenous art.

  2. Doug Pipkin says:

    I’ve seen his work on a bus in Virginia. Bravo!!!

  3. Rich Davis says:

    Powerful in-depth look at an important artist. His conversation around Western Art and it’s perception on African Indigenous Art was RIGHT ON POINT. Balance.

  4. Melissa Vaughn says:

    Real documentary filmmaking right here. I just lived that brief slow motion capture when the pieces of chalk were dropping. This artist is truly doing big.

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