A Critique of Two of Uwa Usen's Sculptures
Artists from various cultural milieus have and continue to hold varying assertions about the potency of their works. Contemporary art today is a portal that stirs discussion in and outside scholarly circles and the aim of raising awareness to existing problems. Today, artists continue to evoke consciousness in the minds of viewers and followers of their works through exhibitions of topical issues with the aim of bringing lasting solutions to them. Statements artists make with regards to the inspiration that informed the body of work produced give insight into the thrust of their work. This study takes a look at two of Uwa Usen’s sculptures against the backdrop of a statement he made that holds that his work is a solution to some Niger Delta problems.
Keywords: Critique, art, contemporary, exhibitions