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blackcontemporaryart: Iké Udé Untitled #16, 1997  Iris print mounted on aluminum H x W: 101.6 x 76.2 cm (40 x 30 in.) In his Uli series, artist Iké Udé creates compelling images that combine the elegance of high fashion with the anonymity of the inscribed and disembodied self. The works acknowledge the artist’s Igbo heritage by referencing the practice of uli, a woman’s art form in southeastern Nigeria. While the designs remind the artist of his past-Untitled #3 brings to mind his mother’s arm decorated with uli patterns-these photographs are more concerned with light and shadow, the interplay between form and script, and explorations of identity and the body.

blackcontemporaryart:

Iké Udé
Untitled #16, 1997 
Iris print mounted on aluminum
H x W: 101.6 x 76.2 cm (40 x 30 in.)

In his Uli series, artist Iké Udé creates compelling images that combine the elegance of high fashion with the anonymity of the inscribed and disembodied self. The works acknowledge the artist’s Igbo heritage by referencing the practice of uli, a woman’s art form in southeastern Nigeria. While the designs remind the artist of his past-Untitled #3 brings to mind his mother’s arm decorated with uli patterns-these photographs are more concerned with light and shadow, the interplay between form and script, and explorations of identity and the body.