Arinze Stanley


Arinze Stanley Egbengwu (b. 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 conversion business, 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 Hyper-realism and integrated with his personal experiences in Nigeria, Arinze drives at creating art that triggers a degree of emotional connection between his viewers and his artworks. Also gearing his works towards social and political activism, he hopes to use his art to speak for those who can't speak out for themselves.

Arinze's debut group show held at the Omenka Gallery Lagos, Nigeria in 2016, since then, he has exhibited his drawings internationally both in the United Kingdom and all around the United States of America and has participated in notable art fairs around the world including ART MIAMI, SCOPE ART FAIR, and 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair.


"My art is born out of the zeal for perfection both in skill, expression, and devotion to create positive changes in the world.

I draw inspiration from life experiences and basically everything that sparks a feeling of necessity, I find myself spending countless hours working on artwork to stimulate deep and strong emotions in order to connect more intimately with my viewers.

Most times it’s almost like I lose control of my pencils and the art flows through me 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."