Arinze Stanley Egbengwu was born on 20th November 1993 in Lagos, Nigeria and graduated from Imo State University with a degree in agricultural engineering. At age 24 he won 1st Place in the American Art Awards for best Self Portrait.
Starting at an early age of 6, Arinze has always been enthusiastic about drawing realistic portraits on paper through his drawings. Being exposed to his family’s paper 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 through what he calls his three P’s namely Patience, Practice and Persistence. These have guided him throughout his journey as an artist.
Arinze works in a genre of art called Hyperrealism, which is considered an advancement of Photorealism. With no form of training, spending over 200 – 300 hours or about 2 months per piece, Arinze drives at creating art that portray intense emotions.