When You Are a Child, the World Is a CanvasWynston Edun
Acrylic and oil paint on Stretched canvas
Finished white edges
Varnished and Ready to hang
Signed on front and back
36 " h x 36 " w x 1.5 " d |5 lbs. 0 oz.
On seeing his 7-year-old grandson, AJ, on a knee drawing, Wynston was reminded of the Pablo Picasso quote "Every child is an artist, the problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up." The shapes over the boy's left shoulder are AJ's work.
Wynston Edun was born in Nigeria and emigrated to the United States in 1987 after receiving his degree in Fine Arts from the University of Benin. He constructs semi-abstract figures with spontaneous bursts of color and impulsive mark making, using both traditional and non-traditional techniques. Wynston’s inspiration derives from human behaviors and characteristics which he depicts by layering color and texture with palette knives, brushes, and natural sponges. Inspired by the narrative figurative style of traditional African art, Wynston’s influences include artists of the African modernist genre who combine traditional and contemporary aesthetics to convey emotion.