Timi Kakandar (b.1973) began his creative career soon after graduating from the

University of Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria in 1999.He uses painting, drawing and

collage to explore his fascination with the human form in relationship to the challenges,

joy, and social political issues that emanate from living and working within the African

space. His work exudes a profound intensity of bright raw colours and gestural lines that

infuse a presence which powerfully engage the viewer. Timi reveals deftness in the

composition of human forms with dramatic colours reminiscent of Fauvism.He is one of

Nigeria's prolific contemporary artist with a keen following internationally and in his

native country.Timi's repertoire are widely collected globally. In over 2 decades of his

studio practice, he has had 4 Solo Exhibitions and over 30 group Exhibitions within and

beyond the shores of Nigeria.In 2021, he was featured in the Saatchi Art (United States

of America) "Next Generation of Master Artists".

He appeared on the TVC Wakeup Nigeria Live Television Broadcast as a special guest

talking about the influence of culture on his art.

Timi's recent shows include "Obsidian - In Luminous Flux" by Madlozi Art Gallery,

Johannesburg, South Africa.