INERTIA VERSUS HYSTERIA: A CRITICAL INQUIRY INTO UCHE EDOCHIE’S VISUAL CONCEPTS

AUTHOR: OKECHUKWU NWAFOR

FROM UJAH-UNIZIK JOURNAL OF ARTS AND HUMANITIES VOL II NO. 2, 2010

PUBLISHED BY FACULTY OF ARTS

NNAMDI AZIKIWE UNIVERSITY, AWKA  

This paper looks at Uche Edochie’s creative quest at resolving the inertia and motion crisis through his paintings and monologues. While trying to present Edochie’s paintings through a series of readings effort is alao made to understand the concept of inertia and hysteria through Edochie’s own presentations. This is an attempt to present an artist who, in his curious search for an enduring visual narrative, tries to reject the status quo by challenging the institutions of morality and decency. The author, however, recognizes that he (Edochie) undertakes to engage creativity through a voyage into the obs( ~ne by which means he hopes to invite the audience into the real intentionality of his visual world. The paper among other things injects new readings into Edochie’s varied concepts such as the city (of Lagos) and sex. Having made little attempt to address hysteria as a psychological phenomenon, this essay attempts to underscore the sense of loss experienced by artists who work under such conditions. Although this is an academic paper, reader discretion is advised at some points where references are made to Edochie’s strong languages. ‘Reality and illusion, much like religion, are one and the same. Truth is not what a thing is, but all that it can become”

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