Hyperrealist Nigerian artists feature in 2017 edition of Miami Art Week
Emerging Nigerian artists Arinze Stanley and Ayo Filade presently feature in Mood Swings, a presentation by the Oliver Cole Gallery at the Miami Art Week.
Arinze Stanley was born in 1993. He studied agricultural engineering at Imo State University. Stanley discovered an affinity for drawing when he was about 6 years old but only began to draw professionally in 2012 after an encounter with similarly gifted artists who encouraged him to take his art more seriously. Assuming the alias Harrinzeart, he spends over 200 hours on each of his drawings. Stanley’s technical proficiency is largely hinged on his ability to reproduce nature with exactitude, often contorting facial features to heighten the sense of drama.
A graduate of architecture from the University of Nottingham in the United Kingdom (2012), Ayo Filade born 1990, was first encouraged to draw and paint by his artist father. He is largely concerned with contrasts in lighting and texture, as well as with details. Titling his art “Desperate Realism”, Filade’s preoccupation with surrealism manifests in his interrogation of the consequences of conflict, separation, and break, and how we deal with their rising tension individually.
The exhibition runs until December 10, 2017