Simply as inexperienced in Atlanta builds on the concept of multifaceted cultural identities. The portray exhibits a determine sitting in entrance of a crisp white window that opens out to a veil of luscious inexperienced bushes. It tells the story of a younger man who immigrated from Nigeria to Atlanta, Georgia, desirous to expertise acquainted features from his dwelling nation on this new setting. Eziefula defined that the portray explores notions of belonging and citizenship, regardless that nothing straight factors to the determine’s location or nationality at first look.
“With this work, my intention is to show that, as far and distant as our dwelling could seem, it’s nonetheless our dwelling,” Eziefula instructed Artsy in a latest interview.
The topic’s clothes within the aforementioned paintings is integral to understanding his journey. He wears a bandana round his head, a yellow tank high, and denim pants. Based on Eziefula, these vogue selections are intentional references to fashionable vogue tendencies over the previous a number of a long time, particularly these seen in hip-hop tradition within the American South.