Edozie Anedu is a self taught artist based in Benin City, Nigeria. Working primarily with oils, acrylics, pastels and recycled materials, Anedu’s paintings employ elemental forms and figures that verge on the abstract. He references graffiti and mural art traditions to focus his work on popular culture, music and fashion, socio political ideologies and the human condition.


Edozie Anedu is a consummate painter whose spirited color palette the artist subjects to exhilarating experiments which draw from diverse materials and design principles. A prominent feature of his artistic practice is the exploration of self and how an artist’s understanding of the world influences his ability to reflect on social issues and offer timely social commentary.  Anedu’s first solo exhibition Mistakes I Chose to Keep, curated by Wunika Mukan, was held in 2019. He has also participated in notable group exhibitions in the United States (Bill Brady Gallery), the United Kingdom (Unit London) and in Nigeria (kó Gallery, Thought Pyramid Art Centre).


Drawing from personal experience, Anedu’s unflinching use of colour and often aggressive brush strokes express a freedom of emotion that commands the attention. His childlike and seemingly haphazard strokes are in conversation with his own coming of age story – a journey of excitement, adjustments and hopeful rush to the future. His work embraces a synthesis of innocence, trial and error, memory and melancholy.

Mistakes I chose to keep

Self portrait I, 2019

Oil, acrylic and pastel on canvas

Wildflowers I, 2019 Acrylic, oil, pastel, charcoal on canvas

Wildflowers II, 2019

Acrylic, oil, pastel, charcoal on canvas

Quintessential- Wildflowers 18 Oil on canvas 88 x 124cm

Next Time We’re at the Beach, Take a Perfect Picture

Acrylic on canvas


Les Comédiens, 2021

Live Performance


We Fly to Thy Patronage, 2021
Installation shot

Hold the Fort for I am Coming, 2021


Adoration of St. Rosanna
Oil on canvas

ART X 2021

Hairdresser, 2021

152.4 x 152.4 cm

60 x 60 in

Acrylic, spray paint, oil pastel, found fabric on canvas

Letterhead, 2021
152.4 x 134.62 cm
60 x 53 in
Acrylic, spray paint, oil pastel, found fabric on canvas

Self Taught Artist, 2020

124cm x 80cm

Oil on canvas

Meet me in the Rain, ???
48x54 in
Acrylic, oil, spray paint on canvas