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The Hyperrealism Portraits of Arinze Stanley

The Hyperrealism Portraits of Arinze Stanley

Nigerian artist Arinze Stanely attains astonishing levels of detail and precision in these graphite portraits, each one a feat of hyperrealism. Fully self-taught, Arinze has cultivated his skill through what he calls the Three P's - Patience, Practice and Persistence. These works are a testament to that spirit of sheer determination - a passion for excellence and constant improvement has harvested a unique, world class talent.

Arinze describes his inspiration and creative process:

"My art is born out of the undying zeal of perfection both in skill and expression as I find myself spending countless hours working an a drawing. I draw inspiration from life experiences and basically everything that sparks a feeling of necessity, I love to stimulate deep and strong emotions, as I find them most attractive. Most times it’s almost like I lose control of my pencils and like energy transfer, the art flows through me from my pencil to the paper."

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Published on July 14th, 2017

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