John Madu is a multi disciplinary artist, whose paintings and art pieces overlap between art and design through personal iconographic symbols as metaphors, texture, indigenous patterns and color. His paintings instigate the development of new modes of critical practice. His most recent subject matter dwells along the lines of the effect of globalisation on African identity, in which portraiture, figurative symbolism, mixed media, and collage come into play.
His resource materials are eclectic because of influences from pop culture, African art history, music and lived experiences. John Madu was born in Lagos in 1983 and holds a B.Sc in policy and strategic studies. His popular works are mostly mixed media on canvas with a concurrent use of burlap, paper collage and constructive media depending on how inspired he feels. Oils, acrylic, gouaches are mostly used type of medium he creates with.
John Madu has sold paintings in the international auction house called Arthouse Contemporary, based in Lagos and the value of his work determined by sizes can be found in Askart Auction directory. His rendition of style flows along with how contemporary or relative a subject moves him to create his pieces of art.