Details:

This painting is a reflection of the space the artist gives himself—including the in-between moments of life that he shares with his community. This composition invites the viewer to intimately participate in the Black experience.
Framed: 13.0 x 15.0 x 3.0 in.

① Artwork:

Waiting At 8:27pm, Window Closed

This painting is a reflection of the space the artist gives himself—including the in-between moments of life that he shares with his community. These are restful moments where the artist can just be himself. This composition invites the viewer to intimately participate in the Black experience; it is intended both as a gift and an empowering act that operates beyond just inclusion.

Azikiwe's artistic practice encompasses an active social justice bend—including the nomadic New Davonhaime Food Bank and the Black Painters Academy. The artist's works serve as images of and productions for Black prosperity. Azikiwe uses uplifting bright colors to depict serious scenes of: shared meals; comfort foods; helicopter searches; waves enclosing on empty lifebuoys; and raging fires that have been metaphorically (and literally) witnessed in 2020/21. In his works, the artist employs carefully placed ephemera, philosophy and vague silhouettes to record and share Black stories.

Specs:

15 inches
13 inches
3 inches
13 inches
with frame
15 inches
13 inches

③ Artist:

Azikiwe Mohammed

Azikiwe Mohammed records and shares Black stories in works that combine ephemera and philosophy. The artist uses uplifting bright colors to depict serious scenes that draw on both his personal life and his social justice work—such as sharing meals, helicopter searches and raging fires. Azikiwe’s objects, paintings, videos and installations offer viewers intimate participation while emphasizing inclusion and Black prosperity.

Azikiwe Mohammed:
Waiting At 8:27pm, Window Closed, 2021
Acrylic and gouache on board
13.0 × 15.0 inches /