Blaze

200,000.00

Artist: Zizah Obioha Okeugo
Size: 24 by 36 inches
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas

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About the Artist

Zizah Obioha Okeugo is a 13-year-old visual artist diagnosed with Autism. He spent his early years as a non-verbal introverted child. After his diagnosis at age 4, he underwent constant therapy in speech development, motor skill development, and several emotional control techniques to help him blend into a neurotypical world. He discovered art and music and began to use these to engage with people and express his thoughts and emotions. Today, Zizah draws, paints, and plays the piano by ear, earning himself the moniker @eideticboy. His process involves Watching, listening, and paying quiet attention to the world around him and then creating art that speaks for him. Zizah’s EIDETIC IMPRESSIONS exhibition (2021) at the Terra Kulture Gallery in Lagos, Nigeria saw over 40 of his pieces sold.

He was also selected to participate in the 2021 PARAART Tokyo exhibition. His piece “HORIZON” was one of the 200 pieces selected from 36 countries and won the Junior Award. Zizah’s parents founded “Haven For Autism” a foundation to increase awareness of, understanding, and acceptance of people with autism. In Dec 2021 the foundation in collaboration with Celebrations gift stores used Zizah’s project ART WITH A PURPOSE using “Art by Zizah”, to create and sell gift cards illustrated with Zizah’s art and was able to donate the proceeds from the sales of the cards and a matching donation from Celebrations Gift Store to fund free training for parents, teachers, and caregivers of children with Special needs.

Artist

Zizah Obioha Okeugo

Size

24 by 36 inches

Medium

Acrylic on Canvas

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