Arinze Stanley

Hyper Realistic Drawings

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Arinze Stanley Egbengwu was born in Lagos, Nigeria. Starting at an early age of 6, Arinze had always been enthusiastic about drawing realistic portraits on paper. Being exposed to his family's paper conversion business, Arinze grew to love paper and pencils as his toys at a very tender age. Over the years he gradually taught himself how to master both pencils and paper in harmony as a medium to express himself through what he calls his three P's namely Patience, Practice, and Persistence. These have guided him throughout his journey as an artist.

Working in a genre of art known as Hyper-realism and integrated with his personal experiences in Nigeria, Arinze drives at creating art that triggers a degree of emotional connection between his viewers and his artworks. Also gearing his works towards social and political activism, he hopes to use his art to speak for those who can't speak out for themselves.

Arinze's debut group show held at the Omenka Gallery Lagos, Nigeria in 2016, since then, he has exhibited his drawings internationally both in the United Kingdom and all around the United States of America and has participated in notable art fairs around the world.

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