Bassey Effiong Ndon is a multitalented Nigerian painter, clergy and digital artist with a master of fine arts degree from the University of Uyo, Nigeria. A lecturer of Painting in the Dept of Fine Arts, University of Uyo, Bassey was born on the 6th of November, 1974 and a national award winner with various art exhibitions in Nigeria and overseas to his credit and several private collections. He has over the years been engaged with African symbolism, dance culture and social commentaries. As a lover of music and the digital medium, his work tends to musical themes of creative expressions. Lately he has been researching into interpreting African art with the digital medium.
His inspirations mostly come from the need to take a new journey into the unknown, to capture a glimpse of light in life, and to make a statement that resonates greater than we all imagine.
Bassey has over the years explored various media with diverse experiments with colour , line, geometric forms and the occasional infusion of the Uli designs and Nsibidi symbolism - the traditional artistic decoration for communication and marital rites in Southern Nigeria. This style and aesthetic adventure embellishes his expressionist style which he implores to express his Africanism . His research into the digital medium gives a new vitality in the aesthetic rendition of African art using much motivational themes and social comments to air his views.
Bassey's works is a visual narrative of the romance between colour and emotional instincts curled up in a frenzy of embellished thoughts of symbolism. In Bassey's abstract digital art he investigates the three-way dialogue that exists between the view, the art work and the understanding. He explores personal and interpersonal relationships in his colour and form interplay, attitude and solitude in emotion, frenzy and the hazy.