Arinze Stanley Egbengwu (born 1993) is a Nigerian artist working in a genre of art known as hyperrealism. He is best known for his life-size portraits of regular people of mostly African descent.
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Working primarily with charcoal and graphite on paper, Arinze uses his works as a medium for social and political activism, addressing pressing matters both in his community and worldwide, matters including Modern slavery and feminism.
Awards he has won include the 'World's best Self-portrait' in American Art Awards juried by 25 American galleries. Arinze's debut group show held at the Omenka Gallery in Lagos, Nigeria in 2016 and his debut international exhibition at Scope art showduring Miami Art week 2017.
Arinze was Born 20 November 1993, He is a self-taught artist living and working in Lagos, Nigeria, where he grew up.
In 2014, Arinze graduated from Imo State University with a Bachelor's of Engineering in agricultural engineering.
Belgian art dealer Isy Brachot coined the French word Hyperréalisme, meaning Hyperrealism, as the title of a major exhibition and catalogue at his gallery in Brussels in 1973.