Imhonigie Imoesi

Imhonigie Imoesi Landscape artist of the year series

Imhonigie was born and raised in Edo State, Nigeria, and graduated from Federal Polytechnic Auchi with a Higher National Diploma in painting and general art, majoring in painting in 1999.

Upon graduation, he embarked on a full time career as a studio artist. Following a four-year residency that commenced in 2005 and 2009 at the National Gallery of Art, Lagos (Nigeria). Imhonigie was an executive member of the Lagos State Chapter of the Society of Nigeria Artist (SNA) as the financial secretary. He is an environmental campaigner, for his works depicting a variety of landscapes. Imhonigie’s paintings are influenced by nature. He generally captures the co-relationship between the environment and humanity. This underpins the philosophical basis of his paintings. Imhonigie’s works are predominantly oil on canvas and he paints with pallet knife. His works also expresses the dynamism and vibrant nature of African culture including traditional religions and urbanization.

Imhonigie has exhibited extensively and his work has gained increasing popularity in both public and private collections. Some of his works are in collections of the National Gallery of Art, Nigeria,  Guaranty Trust Bank Nigeria, and the Prince Yemisi Adedoyin Shyllon collections.