3 African Artists Inspiring Art Lovers

African artists have been inspiring people for decades! From Esther Mahlangu to Wangechi Mutu, the list of African artists across the globe is increasing. Many emerging female artists at Four You Gallery hail from Africa, and their work has been inspiring art lovers everywhere.

Here are some African artists you should check out.

Untitled I by female artist Damilola Onosowobo

Claire Idera

Based in Nigeria, Claire Idera is a multi-disciplinary artist. The best thing about her is that she is entirely self-taught, with a fashion and architectural background. Claire Idera’s work shows a young woman in different introspective states. Many of her art pieces depict her journey from an African child to a mother.

Her portraits are aesthetically-appealing, and her career has inspired many young female artists. Claire Idera was also nominated for The Future Awards Africa, Culture & Arts Category in 2016, another feat that makes her art journey so inspirational.

Damilola Onosowobo

Another Nigerian artist inspiring people with her work is Damilola Onosowobo. She is famous for her work with boutique design agencies in Nigeria, and some of her designs even became a part of the Venice Design exhibition in 2019.

Despite having an architectural background, Damilola Onosowobo created many contemporary art pieces and displayed them in galleries across Africa. She was also the honoree of The Future Awards Africa, the Young Person of the Year, making her art journey more admirable.

Uzo Njoku

Born in Nigeria and brought up in the United States, Uzo Njoku is an African-American artist that has covered the gap between traditional fine arts and modern design. She started her journey as a statistics major at the University of Virginia but soon transferred to studio art once she discovered her hidden artistic talents.

Unlike most artists that stick to a medium or art domain, Uzo Njoku has created her own art lane. Her artwork is unique and doesn’t fit any popular art narrative, but that’s why we love her! Uzo Njoku started making and selling prints to support herself financially, which were a hit, making her a famous, successful artist. Since her graduation in 2017, she has held many solo and joint exhibitions.

Apple of My Eye by emerging artist Uzo Njoku

Besides these emerging female artists, Lesego Seoketsa, Muofhe Manavhela, and other African artists are an inspiration for art admirers. At Four You Gallery, we showcase this African art through emerging female artist galleries, both online and on-site. You can also purchase their contemporary art for sale online to show love to these fantastic artists.





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