Nigerian Artist, Haneefah Adam, Sketches Nigeria’s Top 3 Presidential Candidates
As the 2023 Nigerian presidential election has come to an end, Nigerian artist, Haneefah Adam, has made sketches of the top 3 presidential candidates in the just concluded election. Haneefah Adam is a Nigerian artist known for her unique approach to portrait art. In her recent series, she created artwork of top 3 prominent Nigerian presidential candidates, Peter Obi, Bola Tinubu, and Atiku Abubakar.
The artworks are striking, and the material used for each of the presidential candidates is tied to their political circumstances and statements. Haneefah Adam used stones, corn seeds, and ink to create a layered effect that adds depth and complexity to each artwork. The use of pattern is particularly effective in capturing the complexity of each candidate’s personality and political career, including popular speeches.
In the artwork of Peter Obi, Haneefah Adam uses stones to create a sense of strength and stability. The intricate patterns that make up the portrait create a sense of depth and complexity, suggesting that there is more to Peter Obi than meets the eye.
The artwork of Bola Ahmed Tinubu is striking yet comic. The yellow corn and guinea corn seeds used for the artwork are in reference to his frequent references to corn in his speech.
Finally, the artwork of Atiku Abubakar uses red, blue, and sea-green ink to suggest that Atiku Abubakar is a complex and multifaceted individual with many layers to his personality.
Overall, Haneefah Adam’s portraits of these three presidential candidates are impressive works of art that capture the essence of each individual. The use of color and pattern creates a sense of depth and complexity that is truly remarkable. These portraits serve as a reminder that art can be a powerful tool for political commentary and social critique.