Chiamonwu Ifeyinwa Joy is a charcoal and graphite artist straight out of Nigeria. Her artwork is a delight to the eye because of its realism; you would think you were staring at the image of an actual human being or object. Joy uses her Igbo culture and the traditions present in the culture to inspire her artwork.
In an industry dominated by males, Joy is making her own mark by presenting rituals such as the kola nut offering, the displaying of a hand fan, and coronations in a lifelike and beautiful way.
Take a look at her work and decide for yourself:
Happy New Year Wonderful People ❤ Title: ‘Faded’ The second from my OLD TESTAMENT Series. Progress update: Stage 9 Graphite and Charcoal on Strathmore paper. Kindly turn on your post notification to follow the progress journey of this artwork. Thanks. #Art #Hyperrealism #OldTestamentSeries #ContemporaryArt #worldofpencils #art_whisper #duende_arts_help #art_insanely #art_dailydose #pencilsacademy #drawing_expression #arts_promoter #tacart #art_toinspire #worldofartists #Ijaying @worldofpencils @worldofartists
Adding up the finishing touches before calling it a finished artwork. Title: ‘GONE ARE THOSE DAYS I’ Progress update: Stage 22 Graphite and Charcoal on Strathmore paper. Kindly turn on your post notification to follow the progress journey of this artwork and many more. Thanks ❤ Comment, Like and Share. #art #femaleartist #drawing #hyperrealism #worldofpencils #art_secret #sharingart #worldofartists #arts_help #artoftheday #artsy #duende_arts_help #art_supernova #ijaying
Title: “GONE ARE THOSE DAYS l”
Graphite and Charcoal on paper
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— Chiamonwu_Joy_Art (@ChiamonwuJoyArt) September 30, 2017
I am Chiamonwu Joy. A Nigerian Female Hyperrealistic Graphite and Charcoal Artist.#drawingwhileblack
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— Chiamonwu_Joy_Art (@ChiamonwuJoyArt) September 22, 2017
I have love for what I do.. This is my call pic.twitter.com/dq4lNzPl5L
— Chiamonwu_Joy_Art (@ChiamonwuJoyArt) May 9, 2017
One Facebook user remarked, “If your drawing skills could be compared to the age of your Soul, you’d be an Elder”.
We couldn’t agree more.