Nyemike Onwuka's style draws inspiration from the deep connection between beauty and decomposition and his passion for storytelling and communication of human feelings. Women feature prominently in most series of his works. His use of light, shade and rustic colours endow his paintings with strong narrative elements. Engrossed (I) shows a smiling woman who appears to be consumed with the thoughts of love and happiness and can't help her feelings.


  • Title: Engrossed (I)
  • Creator: Nyemike Onwuka
  • Creator Lifespan: 1972
  • Creator Nationality: Nigerian
  • Creator Gender: Male
  • Creator Birth Place: Lagos
  • Date Created: 2011
  • Location Created: Nigeria
  • Physical Dimensions: 122 x 90cm
  • Type: Painting
  • Original Source: Yemisi Shyllon Museum of Art
  • Rights: Yemisi Shyllon Museum of Art, Pan-Atlantic University
  • Medium: Oil on canvas

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