Sam Ebohon was born on November 30, 1970, in Lagos to Edo-Benin parents.
Ebohon, a studio artist, graduated in 1990 with an HND (Higher National Diploma) from the prestigious Yaba College of Technology.
Ebohon’s artwork, characterized by fragmented human forms, showcases a unique blend of crisscross lines, varying shades, lights, and colors, resulting in abstract pieces that captivate and resonate with viewers. With a strong foundation in painting from Yaba College of Technology, Nigeria, and a Technical Teachers Certificate from the Federal College of Education, Ebohon’s artistic prowess is admired and respected by fellow artists, collectors, and critics alike.
The kinetic brushwork Ebohon uses creates a blurry effect that acts to both veils and reveal beauty and elegance. Simultaneously, these painterly explorations definitively point toward a contemporary African concept of the sublime. Compact straight dashes combine with short strokes to dissolve into naturalistic forms seeking to define human existence within various thematic and social contexts. By creating a balance between technique and visual drama, Ebohon’s artworks evoke playful visual effects through their use of seemingly out-of-focus imagery. As if seen through a glass prism, the images expand into reflections of motion.
Ebohon is a respected member of the prestigious Guild of Professional Artists of Nigeria and the Society of Nigerian Artists. In 2009 Ebohon was awarded the Gold Medal Prize at the Caterina de Medici painting competition in Florence, Italy. His paintings are widely represented in local and international art collections.