BDes, Drawing and Painting
Ehiko Odeh, (1999) is a multidisciplinary Nigerian artist based in Toronto, Ontario. Principal subject matters explored in Ehiko’s work include: decolonization, nature, spirituality linked to traditional Afrikan masks, textiles, sexual violence, and representation & perception of Black hair. Ehiko loves to experiment with and manipulate found objects. Most of her pieces are created on raw canvas or fabric because of the flexibility and movement they offer and because the texture is less restrictive. Her artistic style is characterized through an expressive pallet, and the use of a variety of textiles. Ehiko emulates the traditional Nigerian practice of craftsmanship through her multi-medium paintings, performances, drawings, and installations. Ehiko’s use of diverse mediums is a result of a belief that “Nigerian art,” cannot be interpreted through one form, but rather a range of artistic expression that is the root of many European and western styles.