[Art Attack] Hyperrealistic artist Chiamonwu Joy dazzles with her pencil and charcoal artworks

Farida Dawkins January 19, 2018
Ifeyinwa Joy Chiamonwu at an exhibition of hypperealistic art in Nigeria -- Photo: Kuma Nation

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.

On this day, being the 1st of December, Chiamonwu Joy was born. Happy Birthday to Me ????❤?? #GratefulToGodForTheGiftOfLifeAndHealthyBody #Ijaying

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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:


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.

Last Edited by:Francis Akhalbey Updated: June 12, 2018


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