Kingsley Onyeiwu

In "Shadows of Time", Kingsley Onyeiwu’s artwork embodies a blend of traditional and contemporary aesthetics. His admiration of figurative works of art, as well as a deep appreciation for the techniques of the old masters, is projected into a modernist’s vision and recreation—centered on the subject of the African diaspora. In this respect, Onyeiwu not only explores certain moments and eras throughout the course of history with his drawings and paintings, but he also celebrates his cultural background and the narrative of the African diaspora. Echoes of pride, memories, otherworldliness, and confrontation exude from the theme of his works. Onyeiwu earned his B.A. from Texas Southern University (TSU), where he was influenced by the works of Dr. John Biggers, Kermit Oliver, and Robert Pruitt. He earned his M.A. in Painting from Houston Baptist University (HBU), where he cultivated a deeper understanding of the philosophy around his works, while expounding on ideas beyond the layers of portraiture. In 2018, Onyeiwu participated in the "2018 Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition" at HBU. In 2017, he participated in "Rising Eyes of Texas" at the Rockport Center for the Arts in Rockport, TX and received the 1st place award. In addition, in 2017, he also took part in the "Citywide African American Artists Exhibition" at TSU, where he was awarded 2nd place. Kingsley Onyeiwu resides in Houston, where he currently teaches art at TSU.
Artist's CV: 

Iron Wind

Iron Wind, 2019, charcoal on paper, s.s. 72 x 45" / f.s. 45 1/2 x 73 1/2"

Unbreakable

Unbreakable, 2019, charcoal on paper, s.s. 60 x 45" / f.s. 61 x 46"

Ascension

Ascension, 2019, charcoal on paper, s.s. 60 x 40" / f.s. 61 x 41"

Think

Think, 2019, charcoal on paper, s.s. 50 x 38" / f.s. 51 1/4 x 39"

All Saints, Sinners

All Saints, Sinners, 2019, charcoal on paper, group: 5' x 16'8"
All Saints, Sinners, 2019, charcoal on paper, left image: s.s. 45 x 60" / f.s. 46 x 61"
All Saints, Sinners, 2019, charcoal on paper, middle image: s.s. 60 x 45" / f.s. 61 x 46
All Saints, Sinners, 2019, charcoal on paper, right image: s.s. 45 x 60" / f.s. 46 x 61"

Untitled

Untitled, 2018, oil on wood panel, 24 x 18"

By the Wastelands

By the Wastlelands, 2018, oil on canvas, 40 x 30"

By Sunrise

By Sunrise, 2018, oil on canvas, 36 x 30"

Untitled

Untitled, 2017, oil on wood panel, 20 x 20"

Soliana

Soliana, 2017, charcoal, s.s. 50 x 38"

Gloria

Gloria, 2017, charcoal, 50 x 38"

Rose Noire

Rose Noire, 2017, charcoal, 50 x 38"

Sold Inventory

Renaissance Man

Renaissance Man, 2019, charcoal on paper, s.s. 60 x 45" / f.s. 61 x 46"

Artist Self Portrait #1

Artist Self Portrait #1, 2018, charcoal, 50 x 38"

Remedy of the Soul

Remedy of the Soul, 2017, charcoal, 50 x 38"

First Morning

First Morning, 2017, charcoal, s.s. 50 x 38"

Echoes of Our Time

Echoes of Our Time, 2017, charcoal, s.s. 50 x 38", f.s. 51 x 39"

Le Chien

Le Chien, 2017, charcoal, 50 x 38"

Untitled

Untitled, 2017, charcoal, 50 x 38"

Portrait of an...

Portrait of an Eritrean Woman, 2017, charcoal, s.s. 50 x 38"

Age of Reasoning

Age of Reasoning, 2016, charcoal on paper, 50 x 38"

Roots

Roots, 2016, charcoal, 38 x 50”

Bride Price

Bride Price, 2016, charcoal on paper, 50 x 38"

The Messenger

The Messenger, 2016, charcoal on paper, 50 x 38"

Warring Woman

Warring Woman 2016 charcoal on paper 50 x 38”

Fabricated Disbelief

Fabricated Disbelief, 2016, charcoal on paper, 50 x 38"

Perpetuity

Perpetuity, 2016, charcoal on paper, 50 x 38"

Pride, Prejudice,...

Pride, Prejudice, Priority, 2016, charcoal on paper, 50 x 38"

I hope this message...

I hope this message finds you in good strength., 2016, charcoal on paper, 50 x 38"

Nothing Ventured......

Nothing Ventured... Nothing Gained 2016 charcoal on paper 50 x 38"

Old Glory

Old Glory, 2016, charcoal on paper, 50 x 38"