Johnson Ocheja (B. 1993, Kogi State, Nigeria) is a Nigerian self-taught artist from an Igala speaking community. He paints detailed scenes of black subjects with blue pigment and in impasto technique with his fingers thereby producing marks on the skin of his subjects inspired by scarification, an African cultural practice. His portraits highlight black consciousness and black beauty.  He moved to Kaduna state at the age of 3, graduated from Kogi state university with a bachelor’s degree in statistics.   He is represented by Red Arrow Gallery.

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