On Saturday the 8th of September 2012, Terra Kulture opened the exhibition IMPASTO by artist, Emenike Ogwo.

Also present at the IMPASTO opening reception were the likes of great Nigerian contemporary artists such  Bruce Onobrakpeya, Wande George, Kola Arifajogun, Sam Ovraiti, Juliet Ezenwa Maja-Pearce, Gerry Nnubia and Alimi Adewale coming to show support to Emenike Ogwo’s exhibition.



Emenike Ogwo was born in Abia State, Nigeria and received his Higher School Certificate (HSC) from the Federal School of Arts and Science, in Aba, Abia States. He went on to receive an Ordinary National Diploma (OND) from the Federal Polytechnic, in Oko, Anambra State in addition to receiving a Higher National Diploma (HND) from Auchi Polytechnic Auchi specialising in painting in Edo states.


IMPASTO presents a body of work “judging our progress as individuals [because] we ten to concentrate on external factors such as one’s social position, influence and popularity, wealth and standard of education. But internal factors maybe even more crucial in accessing one’s development as a human being such as Honesty, Sincerity, Simplicity, Humility, Purity, Generosity, Absence of vanity, readiness to serve your follow men in mention but a few.”

According to Ogwo, “Impasto” is creating a textured approach to my painting [and] deals with qualities within the reach of everyday soul, which is the foundation of one’s spiritual life. Unfortunately, it is difficult to come to terms with this all important responsibility because of problems we face [in society].

The prevalent themes in the works are Richness “in a painting, that mean a wide tonal range with strong darfs and vibrant lights” and Mystery “if everything is too precisely rendered, the viewer isn’t pulled into the painting;”.

Simplicity is ‘the idea and the depiction of that idea must be simple enough to communicate forcefully.” Design means that ‘a good painting assembles disparate elements into a structured order.” Lastly, Focus means the work of art “must lead up to something.”

These qualities are not special to painting but to life in general.”

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