Touches of Colour
This two-piece painting on canvas celebrates the vibrancy of colour in African fabrics
and the significance of the various colours in many West African cultures. The blue
fabric symbolizes love and peace and the soothing nature of the colour of the sky. The
red represents friction in the spiritual or political sphere. White symbolizes purity and
spiritually and is carefully intermingled here with gold, which represents wealth and
fertility. The synchronicity between the material and spiritual world hereby being
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Zeinat Gelli is a Nigerian artist who mainly works in oil on canvas, a medium which allows her to establish a stylistically rich toned, layered and fluid feel to her paintings. Inspired by her passion for both art and life sciences from an early age, her work blends principles from both areas using the study of form and interaction to capture the subtlety of meaning, mood and emotion.
Ozoza Lifestyle, means Beautiful Lifestyle. The word "Ozoza" means beautiful in the Ebira language of Nigeria. The founders of Ozoza are Africans who wish to share the beautiful elements of African heritage with the rest of the world.
Ozoza provides access to innovative, contemporary and alluring African home and fashion accessories and artefacts. Get an insight into our rich, colourful, diverse African culture and experience the beautiful artistry that exists on the continent. Most African pieces have a story to tell that has never been heard. Come behind the scenes and hear our stories.