Ernest Obukx Agoba

The Emergency Room Artist

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Expressing Hope Through Art: the Instance of Ernest Agoba’s “Light and the Tunnel” Oil Painting

With so much suffering and pain in our world, with disappointing leadership crises, deteriorating climate, increasing authoritarianism and inequality, many have come to regard hope with skepticism and disdain. However, I believe hope is so central to the human condition, so foundational to our bodies, minds and souls that a work of art that does …

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Shadows That Follow Me: Dark Forms and Patterns in my Palettes – By Ernest Agoba

Today is the 14th day of May 2022, marking the end of this art exhibition in Transcorp Hilton, Abuja.  The Exhibition theme, “The shadows that Follow Me” was inspired by the hunt for me by a group of people that I may have unwittingly offended in my last exhibition in Jos, Nigeria. Some of the artworks …

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What Have We Done? – Diaries of Ernest Agoba, an Outraged Professor and Visual Artist

Art: Fighting With Forms and Colours Protest Art Exhibition by Ernest Obukx Agoba in MOTNA, Jos, Nigeria Today, a strong spirit of guilt welled up inside of me. I am probably not doing enough to express the anguish of people in my country. Things were going terribly wrong. I should have done something to either …

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Dangerous Times: Nigeria, Africa, as Observed by an Embattled Artist

“Ile-Ibinu”, Digital Art by Ernest Agoba Ernest Agoba’s startling digital art exhibition in Motna, Jos, might not be for the faint hearted. Prof. Ernest Agoba “Paranoia” In a period of four years, after my last exhibition in Jos, Nigeria, titled, Cracks on the Wall, I slumped into some kind of creative inertia. I managed to …

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