Arinze Stanley is a Nigerian artist who works with graphite and charcoal pencils on large sheets of cartridge paper. He spends more than 200 hours on each artwork. Stanley worries over the most minute details of each part to painstakingly capture reflections of droplets of sweat, light, or tangles of hair.
Where some hyper-realistic artists lean towards idealized perfection, Stanley focuses on pure realism, infusing portraits with a raw sense of drama and emotion. The result is a magnificent artwork.