Eghosa Henry Artists
Osaretin Eghosa Henry was born in 1981, in Oba-Yanthohor, Ikpoba-Oka Local Government of Edo State. He studied art at the prestigious Auchi Polytechnic, Auchi, where he graduated in 2003 with National Diploma in Painting and General Art, while in 2006 he bagged a Higher National Diploma in Painting. Osaretin began as an illustrator, producing numerous illustrations and sketches individuals and various magazines.
Osaretin focuses on few themes through most of his works, particularly life on the street, nature, death, life, the material and the spirit, and the effects of time. Cleff, as he is fondly called, was elected to the Songs of Gold Exhibition in Spain in November 2009, where he displayed a sizable collection of his works, which explored the relationship between the etchings and paintings. On show were nearly 70 etchings juxtaposed with 21 related paintings and five drawings, plus three etching plates.
He participated in the Pat-Kairo Undergraduate Art Exhibition and Auchi polytechnic Exhibitions respectively in 2006 while he also took part in the second International Expo in October 2009, a platform where he displayed his works. In 2009, he took part in ‘‘the blossom’’, an exhibition organised by the Society of Nigerian Artist (SNA) and Song of Gold exhibition themed ‘‘Nigeria vs. Spain’’, an exhibition organised by Embassy of Spain. ‘‘Treasure of Africa’’ organised by Egyptian all in 2009 featured his works.
A few other exhibitions he has fully participated are Anatomy of our Independence in September 2010, Nigeria at 50 Enugu, Nigeria at 50 Patriot-portrait awards Lagos amongst others.