Eghosa Henry Osaretin was born in Benin City, Edo State. He was trained at famous Art School, Auchi Polytechnic, Auchi, in Nigeria, Where he gained a National Diploma in General Art (2003) and a Higher National Diploma in Painting (2006) respectively. After graduation as a young man, Eghosa Henry’s sense of certainty of purposes never diminished in his chosen creative path.
He as been practising as a painter, sculptor and exhibiting since 2005, His paintings blur the boundaries between realism and impressionism, where it become a synthesis of the two. Eghosa Henry, captures the perceptual and the actual appearances of his subjects composed into space in a visually arresting manner. His works engages socio cultural issues of the society which form the basis of his conceptual framework. His creative proficiency has earned him a number of awards, He has also participated in many group exhibitions.
For Henry an artist life as a futuristic abstraction, the use of colour does not have to be unnecessarily rigid. According to Henry, for a society to develop and to be civilized, we have to connect with each other, by ethnicity and language. He is trying to document this level of connection of interrelationship and of critical dialogue into his works. That is why he has works on issues such as unity, freedom and love, which are aspects of documenting the prevailing “connections” in our current society.
A member of the society of Nigerian artist and member portrait Society of American Artist.
2016: 2nd Prize; Buddy Bear painting by German Embassy in Abuja
2013: Overall Winner: Life in my City Art Festival, Enugu
2012: Consolation Prize: Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential library “National Art Competition” Ogun State.
2011: 1st Prize: Visual arts competition