Gerald Chiemezie who was born April 13 in the early 1980’s, is a Social Critic and researcher in Quantum Aesthetics, whose work is influenced by mythical analogies, human thoughts and feelings that spur socio-political engineering –connotative of realities of contemporary society – with emphasis on racial or ethno-political conflicts playing up on the expressive reality of people living in West African communities.
Using abstract and distorted human anatomical forms in expression, he address critical issues underpinning concepts such as Religion, Humanistic Identity ,Family heritage, Racism, Literacy and Gender complexities; War, Reconciliation, Activism and Global Peace. Ike is the initiator of ColourRabbai Committal Award for Global Development (ColourRabbai Worldwide), and has participated in the Africa Youth Leaders Peace Summit, Federation for World Peace, a workshop on ‘Peace building through capacity and character education’, (ECOWAS Leaders Conference Auditorium, ECOWAS Commission, Abuja); has founded various Art Communities which include: Spontanist Movement, and Artpoblik.
He has been invited for professional presentations by several international Organizations, Academic and non academic Institutions such as Rijksakademie van beeldende kusten, Amsterdam, Netherlands. He has participated in residency activities; and also facilitated as a resource person at workshops and conferences by the Federal Ministry of Education, and has been among the national competitions jury, including: Untapped Resources: International Creative Conference (Ford Foundation – Lagos), National conference center Abuja; New Painting Techniques: National program for cultural/creative Art Teachers – appointment from Federal Ministry of Education for retraining Cultural Art Teachers on the topic; Nigeria Centenary Celebration: National Art Competition .Chevron and African Artists Foundation. The Maker: New Contemporaries, African Artist foundation (AAF) Lagos; Art Workers International: roles of contemporary Artists in contemporary time – Symposium, ColourRabbai Worldwide and African Artists Foundation, Lagos.
He has been included in many group Art Exhibitions after two solo shows which includes: COLLECTIONS OF ABBOT CHRISTOPHER DILLON, Glenstal Abbey county Limerick, Ireland. JUBILEE celebration, St Benedict’s Monastery Ewu – Ishan. U.S MISSION TO NIGERIA, Nigerian Art at the U.S Consul’s residence, Lagos; Art Auctions: Art House Contemporaries, Lagos; Corridor, International art exhibition of four Artists from Nigeria and Finland, Thought Pyramid Art center, Abuja; Nubuke Foundation, Ghana. Blossom, Shehu M. Yar’dua center, Abuja; Society of Nigerian Artists, Nigeria @ 50, Velodrome / Transcorp Hilton Abuja; Rocana Life in my City, National Museum Lagos, Nigeria and many more.