Patience Practice and Persistence..
Arinze Stanley Egbengwu was born on 20th November 1993 in Lagos, Nigeria and graduated from Imo state University with a B.Eng in Agricultural engineering.
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 buisness, 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 Hyperrealism and with no form of training, Arinze drives at creating art that triggers a degree of emotional connection between his viewers and his subjects. Also using his works as a medium for social and political activism, Arinze highlights pressing matters both in his community and worldwide, matters including Modern slavery and feminism and others.
Awards he has won include the 'World's best Self-portrait' in American art awards. Arinze's debut group show held at the Omenka Gallery Lagos, Nigeria in 2016 and his debut international exhibition at Scope art show during Miami Art week 2017.
"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.
I work with my Principle of the Three P's namely Patience, Practice and Persistence. These have guided me over the years towards perfecting my craft."