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International Artist in Residence Artist Talk: Kelsen Nnaji 12noon
September 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pmfree
Bunnell Street Arts Center welcomes visual artist, Kelsen Nnaji, from Nigeria, September 1 – 28, as virtual Artist in Residence. Artist Talk September 28th, Noon AKST.
Kelsen Onyedikachi Nnaji, is a hyper-realistic muralist from Nigeria. He mainly works in graphite, charcoal and acrylic. He is also a student of Radiography at the University of Lagos, Nigeria, where he produces digital art. Adept in portraiture, he captures the essence and emotion of his subjects through his rendering of sweat, water droplets, skin pores, acne, moles, hair strands, wrinkles and fabric texture. Recently he has delved into the NFT(Non-Fungible Token) space as he believes they will play an important role in the future creative industry.
During his virtual residency at Bunnell, Kelsen will be designing a label for Grace Ridge Brewery. Originally, Nnaji planned to create a mural in person at the brewery but he was denied a visa by the Nigerian government. In his virtual artist talk, Kelsen will share about his artwork, life and culture in Lagos, as well as reflect on the new work created through his virtual residency.
Specific support for this residency is provided by the Alaska Community Foundation Irma Scavenius Fund for International Understanding, long-time Bunnell supporters, Kathy and Maynard Smith, and Grace Ridge Brewery.