Treasure, who lives up to his name by taking on the adventure of self-discovery through art. He rebels against traditional art principles and embraces unorthodox techniques, reflecting the thoughts and emotions that run through his mind and heart.
Although Treasure had visual arts as one of his subjects in high school, he considers himself self-taught. He has gained a bulk of his knowledge from the internet, learning about different mediums and studying historical art figures. He believes in the concept of trial and error, and this is evident in his creations. Each piece is a unique experience, and he feels that no one can truly understand him in the same way.
Treasure refuses to be confined or boxed in by expectations. He does not aim to tell the “African Story” in the traditional sense of preserving diluted or contaminated history.
Instead, he embraces his identity as a Modern African Child, constantly evolving and exploring new ideas, just like anyone else. His art is for anyone who sees value in it, and private collectors have already acquired pieces of his work.
The creative process for Treasure, begins by sourcing images from the internet. These digital representations undergo electronic manipulation, transforming them into a visual language. Once the digital transformation is complete, he takes his artistry to a physical level.
He carves the images onto wooden panels, adding depth and complexity to his pieces. He also incorporates paint, both below and above the chipped and carved wood, creating a fusion of colours and textures.