REWA is a self-taught Nigerian artist born in 1987. She grew up in London and started her professional career here before moving back to the continent. She currently travels extensively but spends most of her time in her country of birth – Nigeria. Rewa uses art as a form of therapy. It brings her peacefulness and represents the visual diary of her feelings and of her life.
REWA’s main subject matter is “Woman” and she celebrates her in all of her varied forms. By portraying her own emotions and feelings in her women subjects, she acknowledges the female genre and introduces the audience to the strength, beauty and diversity of female identity. Each of her women is unique and Rewa’s visual embodiment of them showcases their varied emotions.
“MY SUBJECT MATTER IS WOMAN, I CELEBRATE HER IN HER MANY FORMS. I USE TRADITIONAL MATERIALS, INK, ACRYLIC PAINTS AND BRUSH ON CARTRIDGE PAPER, TO CAPTURE AN ESSENCE — MAKING THE PAINT ASSEMBLE AND THE INK ANNOUNCE. MY COLOUR PLACEMENT IS AT TIMES CAPRICIOUS WHEN I BEGIN BUT DISSOLVES INTO A DELIBERATE CADENCE ONCE I HAVE CONFERRED WITH MY WOMAN. HER ESSENCE IS CAPTURED IN THIS DALLIANCE OF CAPRICE AND CALCULATION WITH THE INK COMING IN FOR THE COUP DE GRACE. ”