Beautiful art pieces that can perfectly establish a connection between viewers and the artist is what this world is lacking. But the stunning artwork of a Nigeria based artist, named Arinze, is filling this gap.
Inspired by the social status and his personal experiences, Arinze is creating a sensation on the Internet with his skilled artwork. He even wants to use his skills to speak for people who are oppressed by society.
Scroll down to see his work.
#1 Cotton And Denim
“I always found drawing to be an amazing avenue to getaway. Because of that, I found the pencil strokes to be incredibly mesmerizing.
Ever since I was a kid, I’ve always been the ‘drawing guy’ that used to be the best artist in class and you know, it stuck with me. Growing up and finally discovering the purpose and relevance of my gift and with everything going on in the world right now, it makes sense to me. All in all, drawing simply takes me away.”
#2 Mindless 1
#3 Mindless 2
‘I’m fascinated by how people make decisions based on religious and ethnic factors. For example, in Nigeria, a lot of different people in the same ethnic group are segregated by their different ideologies. So I wanted to ask people, “Are you making today’s decisions based on one of these ideologies? Are your decisions yours or are they guided by the larger society?”
#4 A Very Real Toy Gun For Boys
“When viewers approach my artworks, the questions that usually pop up are my choice of subjects and the expressions they depict, but the more these questions are asked, the more I realize that I don’t have the verbal answers to these questions; rather, my art is a reflection of my perception about the realities in my society; a simple language of my feelings.”
#5 Black Noise 1
#6 Paranormal Portrait #2
#7 Beaten Blue And Black
#9 Mindless 3
#10 Bullets And Denim #1
“I love portraiture and realism. I admire how everyone is so unique but different at the same time… I love how people have various ways of expressing themselves as this is very vital to my work because sometimes I feel a connection to those expressions, and that connection gives birth to most of my art, so I draw almost every day.
It’s like a journey, you know… the more you keep going, the more you keep understanding how the world works. Sometimes it can be small things such as understanding how light and shadow interact with the faces of people I see. This drives me to keep trying to learn more every day.”
#11 Innocence 2
#12 People And Paper 1
#13 Innocence 3
“Well, there is a wide range of artists whose works I love. A few of them are Kelvin Okafor, Peter Paul Rubens, Joel Rea, Emanuelle Dascanio, etc. To be honest, the list goes on and on.”
#14 The Machine Man #2
#15 The Machine Man #8
“I like learning more about my world and the stories of everything that’s going on, so there’s no way I don’t feel motivated. There’s a lot going on in the world today, almost so much that it’s very hard to process and these are the things that inspire my creations. For example, sometimes I have to meditate to absorb most of what’s going on in the world. I’m always in the drawing mood because everything inspires me.”