International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Environment and Style: An Analysis of Abamwa’s Work Since 1991-2011
Ese Odokuma, H.U.M Bazunu

This study investigates the life and style of some selected works of Oghenekevwe Elizabeth Abamwa. It attempts to highlight on the origins, historical progress and stylistic development of the artist, for the past twenty years. It also emphasizes the sex of the artist and her contributions to her artistic section. The methods used to obtain information are through the Biography, Formalistic, Iconographic, and Psycho-analytical methods. The artists, who had undergone a lot of hardship during her formative years forged ahead to succeed in both artistic and academic levels. Often seen to be very quiet and introverted, she attributes her achievements to the adherence of her traditional up-bringing. Her environment has being instrumental to the large repertoire of forms and styles evident in her work. Influences from the environment are not a new trend in art, right from the palaeolithic to the modern times artist in diverse ways have continued to be influenced by the environment.

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