Kubiat Nnamdie: 22 Grams Set Me Free

Running, Kubiat Nnamdie, 2012

Kubiat Nnamdie, is multi-faceted; he incorporates writing, performance, sculpture, photograph, painting, collage, installation, and video. Saturday, June 15th Nnamdie is showcasing 22 Grams: Set Me Free, a series of artworks that touch on metaphysical happenings internalized, such as ego, death and Saturn Return.

Kubiat Nnamdie, has recently presented his work in group exhibitions at Vamiali’s, Greece; Beo_Project, Serbia; MoAFL, FL; Oliver Francis Gallery, TX; Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, FL; and Milan Image Art Fair, Milan. In April, he took these super dope shots of  Jacuzzi Boys and Iggy Pop for Juke Magazine. Plus, a couple of weeks ago, Urban Outfitters featured his artwork on their blog: Cool Art: Kubiat Nnmadie.

His premiere solo show, 22 Grams: Set Me Free includes works made in from 2011-2013. The title alludes to the theory that when a human dies, DMT is released in the brain and the body weighs 21 grams less due to “releasing the spirit” says Nnamdie.

“The show touches on metaphysical happenings internalized, such as ego death or the Saturn return. Both are commonly deemed as traumatic events, but are quite positive as well.”

Some of the titles of his artwork, such as “Innocence Had Its day” or “Duality I am a tree,” are often evolved from song lyrics, much in the same way that his works are often inspired from records, films and poetry.

22 Grams Set Me Free opens for one night only(!) in the Seminole Building, Wynwood – Saturday, June 15th from 6-9pm. There will be complimentary cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, and an acoustic performance by This Heart Electric. RSVP. Sponsored by commercial music and media curators Imagesound Americas Imagesound is located at 120 NW 25th St. Suite 203. Miami, FL 33127. For more information, contact: Mark Pratt.