Mayowa Nwadike is a self-taught Nigerian artist and primarily a mixed media painter, utilizing acrylic and charcoal to create his sizable works. Focusing predominantly on realism with elements of abstraction, his works are descriptive, not narrative, driven by African stories and symbolism. Through his work, Mayowa pushes back on societal norms and toxic masculinity, provoking the viewer to consider their relationship to social issues. He hopes his works help men embrace their femininity.
Mayowa Nwadike’s work has been exhibited in numerous galleries and museums, including Museum of Science & Industry, Chicago, USA; The African American Museum, Dallas, USA; and The Holy Art Gallery, London, UK.