(Okey Ofomata, born in Los Angeles, CA)
My works place emphasis on anxiety and paranoia
illustrated through controlled outside circumstances or from within the subjects’ mindset. The
black body is seldom at the foreground of the work, embellishing fixed social complexities and
systems put in place to intentionally harm and exclude. I want to create engaging compositions
with depth and tactility. Primarily done with acrylic; dried paint, oil pastels, and charcoal are used
to emphasize and pronounce specific areas of the piece.