i am loving the work of nigerian-born, dc-based artist victor ekpuk. i first came across his work last summer in a local gallery and have been keeping my eye out for him ever since. he typically draws on traditional african graphics which he incorporates into his graphic, contemporary pieces. he says he is guided by the aesthetic philosophy of nsibidi, where script and sign systems are used to convey ideas. ekpuk applies this philosophy to his work, which always aims to capture aspects of the human condition.