Prince Obasi (b. 1981) is a figurative painter based in Port Harcourt, Nigeria. Educated at the prestigious Yaba college of Technology, Yaba, Lagos State, Obasi obtained a Higher National Diploma (HND) in Fine Art with a major in painting in 2009.
Embarking on his artistic journey, Obasi taught visual art in several colleges before transitioning into full-time studio practice in 2019. Based in Port Harcourt, his studio is also known as OBASISM STUDIO. He is also a member of ‘Society of Nigeria Artist,’ Rivers Chapter (SNA).
He is a prolific painter, with unfathomable bond with acrylic and charcoal as a medium to illuminate his own artistic language of contemporary figurative art, with a self-discovered alteration of the human eyes. He is famous for the square eyes and pupils of his figures, which in a joyful and quirky way invite the viewer to take a closer look at the canvas. The immaculate details embedded in the dress and painted environments of his characters, make his canvases a unique vessel for representation of human character.