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Artist Emeka Amamasi

Emeka Amamasi

Artist from Nigeria

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In the creative community of artists
at Jose Art Gallery since
 June 19th, 2019

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About the artist Emeka Amamasi

I WAS BORN IN POST WORLD WAR GERMANY ON FEBRUARY 6TH 1973 TO NIGERIAN PARENTS. MY FATHER WORKED AS A DOCTOR IN OBERHAUSEN AND MY MOTHER WAS A LANGUAGE STUDENT. I GREW UP LOVING CREATIVITY; PAINTING, DRAWING, SCULPTING, BUILDING STUFF. IN SCHOOL I WAS STUBBORN AND WOULD ALWAYS DISRUPT THE CLASS BY MAKING CARICATURES OF MY TUTORS AND ALLOWING OTHERS TO PASS IT AROUND THE CLASS. THE WHOLE CLASS WAS SOON IN STITCHES. OF COURSE THAT ALWAYS EARNED ME SOME PUNISHMENT. I STARTED TAKING ART SERIOUSLY IN MY TWENTIES.

Exhibitions of Emeka Amamasi

OMENKA EXHIBITION, 2016, ARTS AND CULTURE CENTER, IMO STATE, NIGERIA.

Education of Emeka Amamasi

THE STORY OF MY EDUCATION IS CHECKERED. MY DADDY SERIOUSLY WANTED ME TO BECOME A MEDICAL DOCTOR, A CONDITION WHICH WAS TO FRUSTRATE MY LIFE FOR YEARS. MY INNER YEARNINGS WERE THOSE OF ART. EVENTUALLY I DROPPED OUT OF SCIENCE SCHOOL, TOOK EXAMS AND GOT BACK INTO ART SCHOOL, FINISHING UNIVERSITY WITH A BACHELORS DEGREE IN THE HUMANITIES. THEN I GOT BACK TO MY REAL LOVE WHICH IS FINE ART.

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