Born in 1994, Ekene Stanley Emecheta is a self-taught artist, living and working in Lagos.

The artist's oeuvre is characterized by a distinctive use of color and compositional technique and his iconography of figures drawn from both fantasy, history and his private world. Each canvas starts with the intentional elimination of the protagonist’s skin color, over which Emecheta frames the subject’s posture and characteristics. Diverting the attention away from the skin color, he draws our focus to the figure itself and its surroundings broadening the interpretation and inviting the viewer to become physically and emotionally invested in the subject’s story, almost revealing the aura of the person portrayed