Gerry Nnubia

Born in 1966 in Enugu, Nigeria, Gerry Nnubia is from Ihiala in Anambra State.  While growing up, he drew on the walls at home with charcoals from the kitchen, and sketched in the sands with sticks for the lack of proper art materials at his disposal shortly after the Nigerian Civil War. At secondary school he distinguished himself in designing banners, drawing cartoons and illustrations used as teaching aids. He would later study visual art at the Institute of Management Technology (IMT) Enugu.  Today his art is characterized by a tendency to deviate. Gerry Nnubia offers critical possibilities for painting, and explores the tensions between form and formlessness vital to the tenets of modernism with his “acrylic flow”. Nnubia’s technique involves the skillful manipulation of his medium to a liquid viscous flow often assimilating accidental occurrences and temperature adjustments, depending on what effect is sought.