Showing posts with label modernart. Show all posts
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Tuesday, January 22, 2019


Abstract Art collage mixed media, is a style of art I am most familiar with.I love to apply objects and different materials to wood board and canvas

 My background is fine and applied arts, so I basically was nurtured in that style of abstract mixed media collage, where objects and materials matter most in your work than the paint you apply. 

abstract art paper collage of a male thinking
                    Title: Thinking/Abstract Art Expressionism/ by Miabo Enyadike

unique wedding stationery by independent artistThe objects and materials, are meant to tell the story of your artwork, driving home the narrative  about your artwork to the viewer and it's meaning but at the same time creating a sense of abstraction and expressionism all in one. 

abstract art expressionism of an african woman

My Art series on view today does that, I have created colorful silhouettes of men with geometric paper cut outs. The geometric shape I have chosen for these artworks is circle. 

abstract art collage mixed media of a male.
            Title: Unknown Face/Abstract Art Expressionism/ by Miabo Enyadike

There is no underlying reason to that but for my preference for circles, as it is a much easier shape to manipulate with paper giving the subjects involved. 

Abstract art expressionism of a lady pouting her lips

I used a paper cutter and old magazines all applied on an acrylic painted canvas, yes you heard me well canvas not paperboard my favorite art material. 

Abstract art paper collage of a male silhouette
          Title: Male Silhouette/Abstract Art Expressionism/ by Miabo Enyadike

This series is an Abstract Art Expressionism in a collage mixed media style, my inspiration comes from the need to manipulate printed paper and see how much I can get out of it.

Abstract art expressionism of purple calla lilies in a vase
Purple calla lilies in a vase

I juxtaposed unlikely colors and textures of glossy magazine prints with newspaper prints together, by simply creating a fish scale interface that brings them together to form Art.I hope you enjoy these new Artworks of mine. You can click and buy my art in

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Wednesday, October 24, 2018


Art silhouette, is described as an outline or dark shape of someone, or something visible in poor light against a brighter background.

 My Art silhouettes are the opposite, they are bright, colorful, vivid and animated and I love that.

Art shadows and silhouettes, Abstract art paintings, ink on paperboard by miabo enyadike

Ink, is a medium that I use often for my Art. I love the way it interprets, my thoughts and elevates my creativity. 
Orange Silhouette of a lady, abstract art, ink on paperboard
                                       Orange silhouette of a Lady, 2015, Miabo Enyadike

I artwork, with colors and I like to express my Art, most times in  colorful Silhouettes, that way it is up to my audience to do the interpretation.

Blue Silhouette of a lady, abstract art, ink on paperboard by miabo enyadike
                                           Blue Silhouette of a Lady, 2015, Miabo Enyadike

My ability, to simply define my narrative on any subject with Ink droplets, is what makes my Art different.

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It is, a way for me to convey a message about issues, people, events, in an abstract way that involves the audience curiosity, because that is the whole essence  of this kind of art, in the first place.

Pink and Purple Silhouette of a lady, abstract art painting, ink on paperboard, by miabo enyadike
                                       Pink and Purple Silhouette of a Lady, 2015, Miabo Enyadike

I am a fine Artist and Interior Decorator, whose work is primarily centred on nature, humanity, lifestyle and events.
Yellow and Red Silhouette of a man, by miabo enyadike.
                                         Yellow and Red Silhouette of a Man, Miabo Enyadike

My artwork lays, emphasis on color and abstract expressions. It is interpreted, in a unique subjective visual impression, leaving no boundaries, except an idea of the subject matter.

Red and blue Silhouette of Jekyll and Hyde, Abstract art painting, ink on paperboard by miabo enyadike
Jekyll and Hyde, 2015, SOLD Miabo Enyadike

 Art has always been for me, the way I see it, in total Abstraction!

                                                             Lady, 2015, Miabo Enyadike


Thursday, April 26, 2018



Shibori is a Japanese manual resist dyeing technique, which produces patterns on fabric, it is mostly created with dark blue dyes.

Shibori inspired throwpillow
Shibori inspired throwpillow
by artmiabo

Most shibori patterns I have seen are indigo blue and indigo is a color close to home.
Shibori Inspired Abstract Art Canvas Print
Shibori Inspired Abstract Art Canvas Print
by artmiabo

 In Nigeria West Africa, where I come from, indigo dyeing goes way back centuries and the technique used, is similar to the Japanese technique, except for the designs.

Shibori Inspired Tile
Shibori Inspired Tile
by artmiabo

 I created this shibori Artwork, digitally using one of my paintings as the base and playing with photo editing.

Shibori Inspired Tee
Shibori Inspired Tee
by artmiabo

 I love shibori craft because it is simple to make and clean to look at, the indigo color is a sophisticated statement color, and a few pops of it in our accessories is exciting........

Shibori Round Clock
Shibori Round Clock
by artmiabo

I have applied it on products, in my Zazzle store and they really look good. I hope you click and buy, there are also discounts from 15% and other lovely designs are available......ENJOY.

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                                      MIABO ENYADIKE

Friday, February 09, 2018


 What is the meaning of Abstract Art?... well the definition is relative, I will answer for myself as an Artist, who loves to work in abstracts. For me, it simply applies to Artworks, that use colors, shapes, objects, people or physical demonstration, to convey a narrative about people, places or things.  

                                 Nature's Colors' Abstract Art, Ink on paperboard by Miabo Enyadike.
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 It is created in a way that is not immediately understood but leaves the audience in awe and wonder, of what it is that can be explained or made out of this Art they are witnessing.

 Don't we all wonder? even experienced abstract Artist, sometimes find it hard to understand the Abstract Art, of another artist well, welcome to the club. 

This is, why it is abstract! meaning existing in thoughts and ideas, devoid of any reality, in essence, its all in the mind of the Artist!

Red burst Abstract, Art Mixed Media by Miabo Enyadike. SOLD

So you the audience is left to 'understand Abstract Art'.
So let's try and figure out what exactly it is that tickles our fancy?  

After speaking to friends, Artist alike, Art enthusiasts and normal Art loving people like you and me, It was still a bit confusing.

 Anyway, I decided I love these '12 Reasons' best and pardon me if you don't agree but these are some of the reasons. 

This is the creative ability, of the Artist to portray an event, story, people, nature or life in a way that is unfamiliar, to anyone except the artist.

It, always leaves us, questioning and baffled at the confidence, in which the artists try to convey their own narrative, without consideration of the audience just their own perspective.

Chaos' freshwater Reefs, Abstract Art by Miabo Enyadike

Without permission, or consultation but a one-track mind, of their idea and belief depicted in paint, canvas and objects for us to agree or disagree, is so awesome indeed and I love that.

Come on! who doesn't love something new and spontaneous, with a free-spiritedness attached to it, in a way that is somewhat liberating......well I do.


Abstract Art, is always a draw for the audience, they just want to be the ones to applaud and figure out, in an intellectual way

               Face unknown: Abstract Art: Ink on paperboard: Miabo Enyadike  SOLD

 what the Artist, was thinking and the reason, he came up with the idea in the first place. This must resonate with every Artist who has painted an Abstract work.


This is the aspect we love about Abstract Art, the mystery that surrounds the entire Art we are witnessing.
Deconstruct Rainbow'   Abstract Art: Ink on paperboard: Miabo Enyadike   SOLD

 Sometimes, it is so breathtaking, that it leaves us in a state of 'euphoria' and in some kind of kindred spirit, with an Artist we haven't even met and may never that feeling.


The way Abstract Art, arouses and excites us is something to wonder. The idea that something so meaningless can have such power over our senses, and people are willing to pay so much money, to acquire another person perspective of life is in itself powerful and intriguing, to say the least just..... love that. 
More power to the Artist.

They say knowledge is power, sometimes if not often, Abstract Art educates the mind and draws us, out of our comfort zone into

             Distorted Society: Ink on paperboard: Abstract Art: Miabo Enyadike

very conflicting ideas, that make us ask real questions, about life and try to see things, the other way round from a different narrative.


We wonder, what exactly the Artist was thinking when they decided to create either a shocking or totally confusing Art.
Yeah, we all think that sometimes. And when we are opportune, to ask the Artist, the answer is simple, that is their own perspective about an issue.

            Spitting Sun: Ink on paperboard: Abstract Art: Miabo Enyadike

 That is, just the way they see things and are brave enough, to 'Show and Tell'. For me, I always say, "Art is the way I see it" from within, regardless of how it looks in front of me.


What message?  some would ask of Abstract painting, they don't see any message, in it, they would say!. Until it is purchased for a $110 million. Then it has a message worth noting! 
As an Artist, what more can I say..... I love Abstract Art and that is my message.


The freedom it provides, to create that which is your idea of something,

          Flowers in a vase: Abstract Art: Ink on paperboard: Miabo Enyadike.

 is worth every second, spent creating an abstract artwork.


Wow, most dreaded and loved by the Artist. We just love, to hate the critiques but trust me they do us a favor. 
Unconsciously, they put our names, out there in their critiquing. 

They make us, better ourselves and search, for more meaning in our Art.
Just imagine, the first impressionist exhibition in Paris without the outrage of the critiques, maybe we would not have known Picasso...... just saying?


Yes, my favorite, the audience we need them period! they are witnesses, to our creativity and supporters, of our ideas on how life should look and feel. 

              Holiday on my mind: Mixed media Abstract Art:  Miabo Enyadike

They are our converts and followers, who carry our messages if any to places that create opportunities, for our abstract creativity to them.

Last, but not the least, are all the Artist, who have dedicated their lives and talent telling stories through their Art, telling this world and the people in it, that life is simply not black and white, but a complicated narrative, laced with colors, issues, diversity in creed and culture. 
That, still draws from us, all the same response and emotions, expecting us to form our own opinions, but still respect and appreciate our differences.

 It is easy to see all this in Abstract Art, that is why we love Abstract Art...........ENJOY.


            MIABO ENYADIKE.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016


Indigo is a color I have come to know and love. This color was huge in the late seventies, in my home country of Nigeria.

It is a color, I remember vividly that was used on fabrics to create what we know as Adire(Tie dye) pronounced Ah-d-rear. 

This  used to be an ancient textile Art of dying pure cotton fabric for days in a dye pit dug in the ground, using natural elements that create this awesome deep dark royal blue dye. 

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In my early childhood in Nigeria, everywhere you turned at that time or era everyone had an Adire outfit of some sort from babies to adults.


 Entire families coordinated their "church clothes" in Indigo Adire. These days it is seen more as a native traditional outfit.

 Adire textile Art, is predominantly done in the western part of Nigeria and it is an Art form passed on from generation to generation.

It is one bold dark blue that is royal and stands alone and when placed next to plain brilliant white, is transformed to a very dignified and defined color that just speaks for itself. 

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These days we see it in the resurgence of Shibori art which is also an ancient Japanese Textile Art form and  other tie dye Art and craft. For me it is part of my Nigerian culture and heritage. 

We may not all wear the Indigo trend now as that was so "seventies", this color for me is nostalgic and will be present always, with different reinventions of ways to keep it fresh and relevant.   

                                    INDIGO BLUE FACADE COLLAGE; Miabo Enyadike; 

These days, I see indigo blue been applied to pottery, Jewelry, fashion and infused into modern contemporary lifestyle and Art, it is indeed impressive.


 My love for this color is how bold and undying, it is for me. 

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 My personal take is simply color should represent freshness, boldness, 
nostalgia and  should define personality and 
space in its true form. I see that in Indigo.

                          INDIGO BLUE FACADE COLLAGE; Miabo Enyadike;

The human face is the DNA of my creative process, I am deeply interested in human emotions and how it transforms, a face and the different expressions, it evokes in the process.


 I have done quite a lot of 'Silhouettes', and faces with colors, blending and mixing both
complementary and uncomplimentary 

colors together to create artworks I refer to as 'Faces'.

                            INDIGO BLUE FACADE COLLAGE; Miabo Enyadike; 

This particular project for me is different, I wanted to show a darker facade of the human face, by using monotone color and decided that the Indigo best represented my vision for this project.  


The lines and emotions would really best be defined in a bold way, as I was not creating soft facial lines, but faces with chiseled and somewhat "dark" and "sinister" expressions and silhouettes. 


These paintings, tell a story of people at the receiving end of life's treatment, to them and how they take it is reflected on their facades.

                             INDIGO BLUE FACADE COLLAGE; Miabo Enyadike; 

 These paintings have been represented in a collage form, in a way that we don't have to ask questions, but can truly imagine their state of being or mind by just looking.........Enjoy


Miabo Enyadike