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PAPADU PAPADU

PAPADU PAPADU

PAPADU PAPADU is an innovative, emerging, Nigerian-American, visual artist.  His work is influenced by various styles and movements which include Abstract impressionism, Pop Art, Futurism & West African Sculpture..


The product of four West African tribes, PAPADU PAPADU was born in the Midwestern United States. He excelled in school, as a child and teen, earning honors and eventually landing in Yale University where he earned a BA in Architecture.


During his undergraduate studies, PAPADU was given his first introduction to image manipulation and digital design. He experimented with various techniques for the next decade, but it was not until he was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder that he achieved his first true artistic breakthrough.


Having had experiences that few can properly express, PAPADU was motivated to give form and voice to a condition which was and is so little understood. He started to write poetry which described the neurodivergent experience in vivid detail and transformed his approach to New Media, creating expressive and surreal portraits and scenes. His portraits often feature African subjects with exaggerated and accentuated features, paying homage to PAPADU’s West African Heritage.


papadu@papadupapadu.com

3D exhibitions

  • PAPADU PAPADU

    REPRESENTING ABSTRACTS

    05 Dec 2020 – 05 Dec 2021

    Experience the fresh Abstract & Representational creations of innovative, versatile, emerging, Nigerian-American, visual artist, PAPADU PAPADU, from the comfort of your own home. His work has a variety of influences which include Abstract impressionism, Pop Art, and West African Sculpture. CONTACT: papadu@papadupapadu.com www.papadupapadu.com

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    PERCEPTION ALTERED

    26 Feb 2021 – 26 Feb 2022

    "PERCEPTION ALTERED" | A POEM BY PAPADU As my senses collect, my mind filters and selects elements that form my perception. But this process, imperfect, fails to properly intercept the makings of a potential misconception. In creeps the feel that scenes observed are not real. The sensation of unreality at its inception. In this movie reel, my individual existence seems repealed, as I experience a universal connection. I take a toke to accentuate a state of mind to which others cannot relate. An ineffable high arrests my attention. On transcendence, I meditate, but for distortions, I've failed to compensate, as I insist on a cosmic deception. In the midst of derealization, I conceive of a new nation, a place where the fantastic and the inconceivable persist. From my psychic station I ascend to a new location, as I inquire could a land so strange and utopian exist? I envision the bizarre and the impractical merged with the ingenious and tactical in a space that's impossible to resist. I disregard the factual, focusing on the imaginary with contempt for the actual, while on dreaming I firmly insist. As mined ideas are refined, I'm transported to a place, absent of time, in a space reminiscent of the abyss. I'm transfixed by neon outlines of lustrous purple trees with glistening red pines, as I ponder: On what do they subsist? My eyelids diverge and from this trance I emerge. My thoughts still occupied by the fantastic, the peculiar and the surreal. Sight lines replicate and merge while radiant lights splinter and surge, as yet another layer of my reality is unpeeled. The realm of the detectable is penetrated by the once imperceptible. The veracity of other dimensions revealed. If my experience is this malleable, why's the consensus believed infallible? Settled assumptions must be unsealed. The walls slither and wriggle as I receive the impulse to giggle. My amusement cannot be concealed. The ceiling ceases to jiggle and my visuals subside a little, as my surroundings sluggishly start to congeal. My environment no longer deforms, as to the typical it conforms, but of the usual I remain severely skeptical. I'm tempted to mourn my eyesight's re-incarceration by the norm, as I long for a reunion with the vividly perceptual. I become slightly disconcerted, by an existence perverted: one lacking the weirdly imaginative and the spiritual. Could this matrix be reverted, upgraded, or converted? I ask a question of significance metaphysical. I resolve that it's deranged to remain levelheaded and tame, in the aftermath of an experience so transformational. I raise my head and proclaim the creation of a new sane, standing in awe of the immaterial and the supernatural. Prints From This Exhibition: https://bit.ly/3kxzo8A CONTACT: papadu@papadupapadu.com https://papadupapadu.com http://artofpapadu.com/

  • PAPADU PAPADU

    LIFE FORCE

    26 Feb 2021 – 26 Feb 2022

    Life Force is the force or influence that provides life with vitality and strength; It is the passionate symphony that animates all living things. Prints From This Exhibition: https://bit.ly/3qVSjMJ CONTACT: papadu@papadupapadu.com https://papadupapadu.com http://artofpapadu.com/ http://thelifeforcejourney.com [coming soon]

  • PAPADU PAPADU

    PORTALS TO THE HEAVENS

    18 Feb 2021 – 18 Feb 2022

    PORTALS TO THE HEAVENS is brought to you by LOLLIPOP | PAPADU, a Mother/Son duo, consisting of New Media Visual Artist, PAPADU, and Contemporary Poetess & Author LOLLIPOP. The exhibit explores the concepts of the otherworldly and the ethereal, with a focus on the heavens, using a combination of insightful poetry and vivid visual imagery. This collection will make it's physical public debut later in 2012, and the poetry will be included in the upcoming book, LIFE FORCE: Restoring Your Vital Flow. Prints From This Exhibition: https://bit.ly/2ZA9t6d CONTACT: papadu@papadupapadu.com https://papadupapadu.com http://artofpapadu.com/ http://thelifeforcejourney.com [coming soon] MUSIC CREDIT: MULTI - ASCENSION https://bit.ly/3jOKwxz

    latest works

    • PAPADU PAPADU

      INTERSTELLAR, 2021
      72 x 48 x 0.1 inch (h x w x d)
      Photo Manipulation & Digital Painting on Archival Heavy Paper
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      EYE OF THE SKY, 2021
      48 x 72 x 0.1 inch (h x w x d)
      Photo Manipulation & Digital Painting on Archival Heavy Paper
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      METAL ROOTS, 2021
      72 x 48 x 0.1 inch (h x w x d)
      Photo Manipulation & Digital Painting on Archival Heavy Paper
    • PAPADU PAPADU

      THE SUBLIME, 2021
      48 x 72 x 0.1 inch (h x w x d)
      Photo Manipulation & Digital Painting on Archival Heavy Paper
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      FUTURISTIC FOSSIL, 2021
      72 x 48 x 0.1 inch (h x w x d)
      Photo Manipulation & Digital Painting on Archival Heavy Paper
    • PAPADU PAPADU

      DROWNING IN ECSTASY, 2021
      48 x 72 x 0.1 inch (h x w x d)
      Photo Manipulation & Digital Painting on Archival Heavy Paper
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      SPIDER POOL, 2021
      48 x 72 x 0.1 inch (h x w x d)
      Photo Manipulation & Digital Painting on Archival Heavy Paper
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      STRUCTURAL CHAOS ILLUMINATED, 2021
      48 x 72 x 0.1 inch (h x w x d)
      Photo Manipulation & Digital Painting on Archival Heavy Paper
    • PAPADU PAPADU

      WAVES OF THE FUTURE, 2021
      48 x 72 x 0.1 inch (h x w x d)
      Photo Manipulation & Digital Painting on Archival Heavy Paper
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      FUTURISTIC EDIFICE, 2021
      72 x 48 x 0.1 inch (h x w x d)
      Photo Manipulation & Digital Painting on Archival Heavy Paper
    • PAPADU PAPADU

      HOURGLASS FIGURES, 2021
      72 x 48 x 0.1 inch (h x w x d)
      Photo Manipulation & Digital Painting on Archival Heavy Paper
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      HALLUCINATION OF A RED-HAIRED WARRIOR, 2021
      72 x 48 x 0.1 inch (h x w x d)
      Photo Manipulation & Digital Painting on Archival Heavy Paper
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      AFRICAN ELEMENTS, 2021
      48 x 72 x 0.1 inch (h x w x d)
      Photo Manipulation & Digital Painting on Archival Heavy Paper
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      VEINS OF A SKYSCRAPER, 2021
      48 x 72 x 0.1 inch (h x w x d)
      Photo Manipulation & Digital Painting on Archival Heavy Paper
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      SONIC WAVES, 2021
      48 x 72 x 0.1 inch (h x w x d)
      Photo Manipulation & Digital Painting on Archival Heavy Paper
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      IRON BLOOMING UNDERWATER, 2021
      48 x 72 x 0.1 inch (h x w x d)
      Photo Manipulation & Digital Painting on Archival Heavy Paper
    • PAPADU PAPADU

      BIRTH OF A STAR, 2021
      48 x 72 x 0.1 inch (h x w x d)
      Photo Manipulation & Digital Painting on Archival Heavy Paper
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      METALLIC ENERGIES, 2021
      48 x 72 x 0.1 inch (h x w x d)
      Photo Manipulation & Digital Painting on Archival Heavy Paper
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      LUMBER SPIRITS, 2021
      48 x 72 x 0.1 inch (h x w x d)
      Photo Manipulation & Digital Painting on Aluminum Dibond
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      BLACK HOLE vs. LIGHT, 2021
      48 x 72 x 0.1 inch (h x w x d)
      Photo Manipulation & Digital Painting on Aluminum Dibond
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