Johnson Uwadinma is best known for paintings and installations that feature tessellating hues and multiple textures. His work is characterized by an interest in truth, morality, memory, history, consumer culture and the never-ending intrigue of human coexistence, and largely defined by the dynamics within Nigerian historiographies and the difficulties associated with transcending individual and collective memory.
Uwadinma studied art at the University of Port Harcourt, graduating with a BA and an MA in 2005 and 2013, respectively. He was awarded first prize in the NNPC/EPNL-sponsored World Environment Day Competition for young artists in 2005, and has held three solo exhibitions: Aphorism, Mydrim Gallery, Lagos (2013); Erasure, Boys’ Quarters Project Space, Port Harcourt (2014); and The Afterlife of Forgetting, Boys’ Quarters Project Space, Port Harcourt (2017). Recent group exhibitions include The Pineapple Show, Tiwani Contemporary, London (2016); and Imago Mundi: Map of the New Art, Cini Foundation, Venice (2015).