Artist
Wynston Edun Columbia, Maryland

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.

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    About The Artist

    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.

    Artist Statement

    Art has always been a way of expression for me, as a child I drew and doodled constantly. I am drawn to the enigma of the face and it's ever evolving stories as is the beauty and mystery inherent in the figure. These elements permeate my work as I seek to contemplatively engage the viewer. Though I do not set out to convey a "message" all art intrinsically say something. I am compelled to use cultural references in my work, at a deeper level these are a metaphor for our common humanity as culture is foundational to building identity.

    Artist Background

    University of Benin
    Bachelor of Fine Arts, 1984

    Hear What Collectors Say About Wynston's Work

    Wynston Edun 3/12/2019 | 6:18 PM

    Thank you so much for your comment, It's my pleasure and privilege to create work that you enjoy!

    commentsAn Intimate Missive
    M Johnson purchased this artwork. 3/12/2019 | 2:00 PM

    Beautiful work of art.

    commentsSun Screen
    M Johnson purchased this artwork. 12/11/2018 | 1:41 PM

    Love the texture and colors used in executing this piece.

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