I got introduced to Nigerian multimedia artist, Uchay Joel Chima’s work whilst I was working with designer Maki Osakwe for her Debut Collection presentation held at Artistic License art gallery
I exchanged a couple of phone calls with him prior to the day of the meeting to get directions to his studio and when the day came I arrived on time for the chance meeting with one of
The next work we approached was ‘Exploiting the earth’ [Pictured second from the top]. The wheels depict earth moving machines used in the degradation of the earth’s surface either for mining or during war. The third image from the top is titled “Habitat Loss” and has similar eco message while the 4th “Global Village” which I got to sign on was done in 2007 and depicts how interconnected the whole world is via mobile phones and internet technology.
The 5th work below shows the artist standing beside his 1st charcoal installation titled “Let there be light” done in 2008 in response to the erratic power supply
Uchay Joel Chima maintains that as a conceptive artist his work is not based on the material he employs but rather the picture you are able to get from it. When asked about the level of reception art is receiving in
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