Ameh Egwuh (b. 1996, Nigeria) is a visual artist whose practice is characterised by his fascination with lines. Drawing inspiration from the scarification techniques of ancient Ife art, Adinkra and Nsibidi art signs and symbols, Egwu’s paintings invite the viewer into an expansive, multi-layered world populated with dynamic figures in intimate and casual scenes of family and everyday life. Exploring concepts of home and familial responsibilities, solitude, and identity, Egwuh utilises multiple modes of representation from expressionistic painting techniques to his use of lines and geometric patterns — drawn from textile designs from his hometown, Idoma in Benue state — in representing skin and backgrounds.
Egwuh studied Fine and Applied Art at the Delta State University, Abraka, Delta. He lives and works in Lagos.