Today’s post will feature Nigerian born artist Charles Okereke, one of the artists featured on the Earth Matter’s exhibition. Okereke works with different media ranging from photography, video and sculpture. He also writes, acts and directs plays and drama pieces.
Earth Matters features works from Okereke’s Canal People Series which you can view by visiting his blog at http://charles-okereke.blogspot.com/
Once a Blue World, from the Canal People series below is currently showing in Earth Matters.
You can also find out more about this body of work in an interview with the artist here:
In 2009 Okereke joined the Invisible Borders Trans-African Photographic Initiative, an artist -led project founded by Nigerian artists committed to affecting change in society. The video below traces the group of artists that participated in this project in 2011.
Visit the Invisible Border’s website http://invisible-borders.com/ to learn more about the project