Jessica Soares, born on the 25th of February 1990 is a Nigerian visual artist and and muralist. The fast rising artist is an indigene of Lagos State with a Bachelor's degree in marketing from the Redeemers University in Nigeria.
Jessica’s art is a reflection of her tribe, beliefs and culture. She is inspired by patterns, textures, expressions and alignments all of which are reflective in her abstract work. She explores portraiture to a great degree and close-ups of the human face, hair and shoulder line as she outlines her characters. Her mastery of composition and colours dominates any subject and series she chooses to explore. She wants her art to take her back to her roots, culture and history and also tell tales of daily struggles of women through the use of paper and canvas.
As an artist who is highly proficient in many mediums. Her proficiency was instrumental in having her work exhibited at INF (It’s not Furniture), a solo art exhibition organised by the Temple Management Company which she was later signed to. The exhibition drew a gathering of art enthusiasts, collectors and works from six contemporary artists ranging from mixed media to charcoal drawings. She has also worked on murals for a few brands and companies including Frozen Rolls and QM Lounge.
Jessica signed to the Temple Management Company, Africa’s Top Talent Powerhouse, in March 2019. TMC with offices in Lagos, Nairobi and Abidjan and partnerships with Touch HD in Johannesburg and Roc Nation in NewYork is also home to other First Class Talents like Bisola Aiyeola- singer, Actor and Comedian, Billy Odiambo –Olympian and Kenyan Rugby Player, Seye Ogunlewe-Nigeria’s fastest sprinter , Ebi Onome- Captain of the Super Falcons, Khaligraph Jones – East Africa’s No 1 Rapper, Seun Adigun- Olympian and Captain of Nigeria''s Bobsled Team, Lekan Babalola – Percussionist and Two Time Grammy Award winner and Jeff Akoh – 2015 Project Fame winner.
Jessica is currently working on a series of painting and mural art to tell and indeed shed more light on Africa’s tribe and culture.
Her greatest inspirations are Jekein Lato-Unah, Ngozi Schommers, Modupe Fagbola, Ndidi Emefiele and Bisa Butler.
Jessica’s dream is to be a world renowned artist who would inspire people through her work. She also seeks to have a foundation for less privileged girls to teach them art and painting.