Ameh Egwuh’s gripping representations of afterlife

After the young painter’s impressive outing- ‘Life After Life’ in  Los Angeles early this year, where he engaged his audience in a visual dialogue on mortality and transcendence, the amazing works in ‘Fantasies of the Other Side’ offer imaginative considerations on the afterlife.


In the works, Egwuh creates surreal landscapes and new realms, from lush greens to sandy dunes, presenting vivid scenes of his idea of a new life overflowing with metaphorical imagery and expressionless figures. He imagines new worlds rooted in varied beliefs of the afterlife across several cultures while exploring ideas of reincarnation, ancestral veneration and nothingness by juxtaposing memory with continuity, the living and the dead.

November 1, 2021