cSPACE Level 3 Gallery October – November 26th, 2022 Delirious Soul is an art exhibition created by Apiow Akwai. Materials: Oils, acrylics, and mixed media on canvas. Artist Statement "My cultural identity and experiences in
cSPACE Level 3 Gallery
October – November 26th, 2022
Delirious Soul is an art exhibition created by Apiow Akwai.
Materials: Oils, acrylics, and mixed media on canvas.
“My cultural identity and experiences in life are my main inspirations when creating a new body
of work. I strongly believe that art is a valid form of therapy, so most of my work relates to me
subconscious and the underlying messages I intentionally portray to get my message across.
The state of exhaustion from insecurities inspired this body of work to help me confront these
emotions Although my paintings may display decapitation of the head; this is a visual
representation of the disconnection I have felt trying to find my identity.
“Since these images can be uncomfortable to some viewers, I focused on using vibrant colors
that are pleasing to the eyes to keep the viewer’s attention. This is also a technique I use to get
the audience to accept the messages I display in my paintings without causing discomfort. The
main subject covered throughout my artwork is the use of art therapy and the power of healing
using self expression concepts. My most important paintings from this exhibition are pieces like
Identity Crisis, Sudden Silence, Deliver Us from Evil and untitled.”
Pictured: Identity Crisis
October 10 (Monday) - November 26 (Saturday) MST
Hallway Gallery Level 3
1721 29 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2T 6T7