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de Rome, de Amsterdam, de Esiri Erheriene-Essi
The nominee for the Prix de Rome 2019 speaks about her painting practice
In this video profile the artist Esiri Erheriene-Essi introduces herself and her methods and concerns as a painter, particularly speaking about the suite of works titled The Inheritance (or Familiar Strangers) that she created for the Prix de Rome 2019 exhibition at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam. Esiri Erheriene-Essi has roots in Nigeria, was born and raised in London but lives and works in Amsterdam. Her body of work is often composed of colorful figurative paintings that depict everyday life while commenting on historical and contemporary societies. Click the button below to explore The Inheritance (or Familiar Strangers) in an immersive 360 degree map at EXPOBLVD.