Jan Wuya (Red Neck)
Jan Wuya (Red Neck)
- Original artwork, 2023
- Acrylic, Plaster and Glue on canvas
- 16 * 20 inches
- The painting is signed by the artist Jesse Josh
The artwork is a tribute to the Hamlord, an authentic and original descendant of the creators of the ancient Nok civilization of sub-Saharan Africa. The Hamlord is depicted as a powerful and determined figure, standing tall with an unwavering gaze and a sense of purpose.
The background of the artwork is a blend of reds, with a dominant and purple skin symbolizing the power of people and the violet light that the Hamlord uses to transmute anything and everything into the desired results. The artwork reflects the Hamlord's commitment to promoting and rejuvenating his culture, using the power of his ancestors to achieve his goals.
The artwork celebrates the Hamlord's legacy and his unwavering commitment to his culture and his people. It is a reminder of the power of cultural heritage and the importance of preserving it for future generations.
Jesse Josh Goje is a highly skilled visual artist whose passion for the ancient Nok civilization and black heritage is evident in his figurative paintings. His innovative use of the impasto technique, which involves mixing plaster of Paris powder with glue and acrylic/emulsion, creates a textured surface that pays homage to the rough surfaces of the original ancient Nok terracotta sculptures.
Jesse draws inspiration from his ancestry and heritage, specifically the Nok civilization, and receives signals through visions and internal vibrations. He sees himself as a bridge between the past, present, and future of the Nok civilization.
Through his art, Jesse aims to showcase the strength and beauty of the ancient Nok civilization, which is often overlooked and forgotten. He is determined to bring attention to the unique expressions, styles, and fashion of this civilization and emphasize its continuity in modern times. Jesse's work is a testament to his passion for preserving and celebrating black heritage.