Mikael Owunna is a Photographer and  Engineer, His series, "Infinite Essence (2017-2020), is in response to

the pervasive media images of black

people dead and dying, being gunned down by police, officers, drowning and

washing up on the shores of the Mediterranean, starving, and suffering in award-winning photography.

With this series, Owunna transfigures the bodies of his black models into transcendent ethereal vessels. He

hand-paints their bodies with fluorescent paint and then uses a custom made flash for the ultraviolet light. In the darkness, for a fraction of a second, the model bodies illuminate

as the universe

When the bodies are illuminated, we will see the unseeable within, the soul, the Igbo spiritual concept of the chi.

it is on this plane of existence where regardless of our experiences of oppression on the physical plane, black people are infinite.

 Artists in the Exhibition




Jelili Atiku, Nigeria   

Chika Aneke, Nigeria

Johnnie Bess, US 

Willie Cole, US

Renee Cox, Jamaica/US

Roberto Diago, Cuba

Oliver Enwonwu, Nigeria

Jallim Eudovic, St. Lucia 

Mark Fleuridor, Haiti

Tracy Guiteau, US/Haiti

Saudia Jones, USVI

Carl Juste, Haiti

Eli Kince, US 

Derreck Grant, Jamaica/Canada

Guilain Iradukuna, Rwanda

Ya La'ford,  US/Jamaica 

Kandy Lopez, US/Dominican Republic

Whitfield Lowell, US  

Armando Marino, Cuba 

Zeek Mathias, Haiti 

Robert McKnight, US

Manuel Mendive, Cuba 

Terri Meredith, US

Mikael Owunna, Nigeria 

Rene Pena, Cuba

Samdi, Haiti

Dr. Joyce Scott, US                                       

Stan Squirewell, US                                
Curtis Talwst Santiago, Canada

Laurence Walden, US       

Basil Watson, Jamaica

Hank Willis, US    




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Infinite Essence: James 2018

24" X 36" Dye-sublimation Aluminum Metal Print, $10,000