Patrick Onyekwere, 2021
Patrick Onyekwere (b.1993) is a Nigerian Ballpoint pen artist who is an unwavering believer in the artistic power and universality of art and uses the medium of drawing in portraying a strong presence and depth of character to explore social issues with influence in the formation of personal identities in the contemporary World.
His love for drawing was apparent from an early age which was inspired by a kid’s dictionary his father bought with comic illustrations being used to explain words, although he continued his studies with B. Sc. In Architecture from imo state University, Nigeria. He applied his creativity to every realm in which graphic representation is used, over the years he has thought himself to master the pen and paper to work in harmony by understanding the individualistic of the strokes and overlapping lines at various angles until a desired form is achieved.
He started drawing professionally in the year 2015, and began exploring hyperrealism in 2018, in 2020 he began a project on ‘circles of hope’ exhibiting black men and women’s life as an endless maze, the twists and turns, lulls and delays, But things always fall into place which was inspired by his life experience.
His creative process is a mixture of inspiration and discipline, the Inspiration which comes from the subconscious mind tells him what to work on, the discipline keeps him at the drawing board until his thought is achieved.