A Question of Being


Publisher: SMO Contemporary Art

A Question of Being presents “the vibrancy of hybrid cultures” referencing race, history, memory, gender, time, and beauty. Udemba experiments with rich colors, transparencies, words, printed paper, and textures to create multi-layered portraits which take a critical look at the emergence of vibrant multi-cultural communities and a how hybrid identity affects our sense of belonging.

Udemba is an artist of Nigerian descent, who has spent the past 25 years working as a studio artist in Germany. Through his paintings and installation, he touches on the need for each of us to be confident in our race, ethnic roots and culture, and “not to let ourselves be defined by the strangers’ gaze, but to celebrate the diverse colors of all humanity.”