John studied Fine and Applied Art at Auchi Polytechnic, Nigeria and graduated with an HND in 1998. Ogbeta has featured in a number of group exhibitions and international shows such as the Art Vancouver Art Fair. Ogbeta’s works can be found in major collections in West Africa, Europe, Australia and North America. He currently lives and works in Lagos, Nigeria.
Ogbeta’ style is known for its expressive quality and decorative design. His works elevate the formal status of painting by combining various elements, jute rope, collages made out from processed plastic bags and coloured textiles. The result is the hard edge relief base that defines carefully woven braids, oval shape face, elongated noses and heavy eyes.
Artist Statement: “I am therefore, I am.” Recreation is the essence of my existence”.