Uche Okeke is active/lives in Nigeria. Uche Okeke is known for paintings.
Biography Uche Okeke
Uche Okeke ( b.1933)
In the late 1950s a group of young artists at the Nigerian College of Arts, Science and Technology formed the Zaria association. The Zaria Rebels were determined to seek out alternatives art forms informed by their indigenous art traditions and questioned the European-oriented artistic and cultural educational practices. Prof. Uche Okeke was the leading theoretician among the Zaria Rebels. Following Nigeria's independence in 1960, Okeke went on to propose the concept of 'Natural Synthesis'. He suggested that there could be a fusion of European modernism with localized, African aesthetic influences.
Okeke developed his own unique synthesized mode of expression, combining Western techniqu
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