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Odinakachi Okoroafor


Odinakachi Okoroafor (b.1987) is a mixed media artist who lives and work in Enugu state Nigeria. His work is an exploration of detailed and delicate lines, inspired by barcodes and lace patterns. Using imagery from his childhood and community as a point of departure, his paintings examine the Black figure through the lenses of daily life and social and political struggle. Akin to scars — physical and symbolic — the automated barcode lines confront complex histories of the body as a commodity, both historically and in present-day contexts.

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