Homeward Bound

Umeh looks at the idea or phenomenon of retracing one’s path in life, which is a natural daily occurrence.  People move from one location to another in search of fulfillment in various spheres and thus create an itinerant propensity.  The painting shows the backs of a group of women returning to their homes after the […]

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artiste Umeh Bede Lagos, Nigeria

Umeh Bede Ifeanyichukwu was born on the 12th of February 1965 in Jos Plateau State, Nigeria. Umeh enrolled into the famous Yaba College of Technology Lagos where he graduated with a Higher National Diploma (HND) in painting. He worked briefly as an illustrator with Arbil, an advertising agency in Bodija Ibadan before retiring into full-time […]

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Umeh looks at the idea or phenomenon of retracing one’s path in life, which is a natural daily occurrence.  People move from one location to another in search of fulfillment in various spheres and thus create an itinerant propensity.  The painting shows the backs of a group of women returning to their homes after the day’s toil. Umeh depicts a rural landscape with a rustic outlook devoid of the sophistication of an organized community.  His use of warm colours gives a sense of “Hope” for tomorrow as the women prepare once again to trace (outbound) and re-trace (inbound) their paths.

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