Color should not be submissive It cannot be subjugated. It will not obey It should not play nice Color is unruly Color isn’t for the faint of heart It can be hard and strong It can be bold It can be clear and true it can also lie It can trick and deceive us all Color does what it wants It misbehaves Most importantly, color can change our minds -Odili Donald Odita
Odita exhibits his large canvases internationally. He has produced several wall paintings installations throughout the US, including the ICA Philadelphia, Princeton University, the Cincinnati Contemporary Art Center, New Orleans Museum of Art, and the Nasher Museum, Duke University.
The lithographic process is exceptionally well- suited to the making of Odita’s Cut. Ultra-thin layers of ink glow with the benefit of the white paper they are laid upon, while shards of striking bright colors are bisected along a diagonal median and fan outwards. Cadences of scale among the range of shapes play against the variety of warm and cool colors.