Born in Kaduna, Nigeria, he studied fine arts with painting as his major at Nnamdi Azikiwe University in Awka, Nigeria. Presently, he lives and works in Kaiserslautern, Germany.


Whether as portraiture or composition, Nwanne’s works looks at the relationship between life, identity and migration. The freedom to make a composition, a portraiture, by rearranging the natural place of something into another, in order to communicate an idea is what is being explored.


The different subjects and objects function as symbols or motifs that represent an idea and they are used to make associations to different aspects of life, the interplay between them almost suggests the feeling of overlap or cut and paste. How everything will come together to create a dialogue and evoke a feeling from the viewer is the object of search.


In his portraiture, he achieves a blend of realism and abstraction by concealing, revealing and breaking down some elements of the subject matter to incorporate negative space into positive space, using colour and unusual shapes.