Toronto-based Nigerian multidisciplinary artist, Ugonna Ikechi (a.k.a gunna), seeks to unify the love of thought-provoking art and aesthetically pleasing expression by cultivating elements of sincere visual language.
thegunnavision. serves as a conduit for the artist's visual expressions through a variety of media with his focus being pencil/ink drawing, photography, graphic design, film, and most particularly, acrylic painting.
With a vast array of inspirations ranging from themes like culture, peace, history and religion, to artists, such as Jean-Michel Basquiat, Toyin Ojih Odutola, Yasiin Bey, Claude Monet, Donald Glover, Kehinde Wiley, Jesus Christ, Rene Magritte, Erykah Badu, Wes Anderson, Kerry James Marshall, Dalí, Pharrell, van Gough, et al. -- gunna's creative approach is a nurtured fusion of vibrant feeling and contemporary soul.
"art inspires me to make art. when you realize that everything is art [and vice-versa], you begin to peep the creativity even in the seemingly basic things in life ... an idea of how artistic, versatile and calculated God - the Supreme Creator - is."