Bio

Jimmy Nwanne was born in Kaduna, Nigeria, where he later studied fine arts with painting as his major at Nnamdi Azikiwe University. Presently, he lives and works in Kaiserslautern, Germany.

 

As a child Nwanne noticed he had passion for comics and cartoons, and that he could replicate the images that he saw in the comic books and on TV. He would reproduce those super heroes and use them to tell his own super hero stories. As he grew older, he carried on drawing throughout secondary school but did not want to become an artist because it was seen as a risky profession. However, after much contemplation on what course to study in university, his dad suggested art because he knew Jimmy was good in drawing and had passion for it. With his father's support, he picked up courage to pursue a career in art.

 

In a globalized world, Nwanne wants his themes to transcend boundaries so that they can resonate with people from different cultures and walks of life. He seeks new ways of treating his canvas surfaces to create unusual texture and color combinations which inspire engaging realistic and abstract images. He interprets social and cultural issues through his engaging creativity. He also uses poetry sometimes to connect his audience with the essence of his work.

 ''Art is a fabric woven with the textures of life'' - Jimmy Nwanne.