Karo Akpokiere was born in 1981 in Lagos, Nigeria. He lives and works in Lagos. He’s an graphic designer and an illustrator. His enthusiasm for drawing alongside supportive parents and some path-altering words he heard in 1998 gave him all the motivation needed to leave a possible career in science to focus on taking courses in art and design from Yaba College of Technology, Lagos from the early 2000′s to the mid 2000′s.
His artwork is inspired by the pop culture of Lagos and from real life. He creates colored, geometric composition..His most recent works appropriate the language of religion, politics and advertising to comment on contemporary realities in West Africa. He’s represented by Jack Bell Gallery.
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