Uthman Wahaab

Uthman Wahaab was born in Ilorin, Kwara State, Nigeria in 1983 and grew up in Lagos, Nigeria. He holds a higher diploma degree in Fine Art from the School of Art, Design and Printing, Yaba College of Technology, Lagos. Uthman is a multi-disciplinary artist whose media include painting, graphics design, film, photography, sculpture and installation. His foremost concern is developing a new visual language that consciously rejects traditional form of depiction and begins to document the ongoing history and unfolding reality. His work currently focuses on the issues of identity, beauty, sexuality and cultural influences that inform technological change and social shifts in Africa. Uthman is also interested in politics of religion, cultural traditions and social differences, particularly within the context of Africa.