Artist Bio

Uber talent, Moses Zibor is a man of many parts, a model, actor, musician, footballer, physiologist, energy therapist, philanthropist, and artist. He is a Kazakhstan-based artist from Bayelsa State. He was born and raised in Lagos, Nigeria, to a Nigerian father and a Ghanaian mother.

Moses studied at the prestigious Yaba College of Technology, where he excelled and was recognized as The Overall Best Student in his class.

Despite a burgeoning career in which his works became highly rated and sought after, Nigeria lost a prolific, prodigious prodigy when Moses left to pursue another passion; football. In 2010, however, a resurgent Moses was armed with elegantly rendered figurative paintings, pictorial essays, and assays of contemporary men and women. His art is alive with power, colour, and with vibrancy and immediacy that is all his. To compare him to any of the great artists does little justice to his potency that bespeaks an artistic odyssey that is at once shamanistic, spiritual, socio-cultural, and metaphysical, doused in unmissable yet inexplicable humanity, le je ne sais qua.

To say that his paintings are meta intimations of US; who we are, where we are, and whom and where we could be if we synergistically harness collective human energy and creativity, would be to begin to touch the essence of his quest. Having escaped the hopelesness of a Lagos ghetto, some of his wors are an hommage to some of the people he came across in that part of his journey, beautiful people trappped in grinding poverty with big dreams but often without the tools to escape entrapment. In 2021 some evidence of his inner journey was exhibited at Artfully Spaced Gallery in California.

In his relentless quest to engage meaningfully and communicate his meditations and reflections, Moses has embraced many genres, having gone from what he calls Impressionist Realism, to a mature Humanism, a mission to unite humanity through a shared experience and peaceful coexistence. Throughout his many stylistic changes he constantly continued to champion contemporary African Art, which he said was not appreciated when he moved to Kazakhstan.

To his credit, Moses has had three solo exhibitions and has featured in many group exhibitions in Nigeria, London Art Expo, United Kingdom, California, USA, and Kazakhstan. He also attended the Almaty Art School, Kazakhstan in 2017, and Dolce Vita Modelling School, Kazakhstan in 2015. He has the singular honor of having had his work exhibited for two years on at the Almaty museum in Kazakhstan.

Moses credits Mr EMMANUEL IROKANULO (PhD) his lecturer with igniting his newfound energy and passion evidenced in his new works. From him, Moses gained the insight that, when “you leave art, art leaves you,” but his inner muse has remained a constant companion that relentlessly directs his brushstrokes. The Afro American expression style is alive in Moses Zibor!