Godwin James, also known as Treyvon is a Hyper-realistic artist and painter. The student of Fine Art from Olabisi Onabanjo University loves art, football, basketball, music, movies, nature and people.
Speaking about how he started, Godwin says, “I started drawing at a very young age and was inspired by one of my childhood friends. I watched him drawing cartoons and immediately got interested and I too started to draw cartoons and also saved up money to buy comics which I also drew from. Since then, my love and curiosity for art grew over time.”
“I started getting commissions and developed my skills in 2014 but I decided to take up art as a career in 2016. I currently specialize in hyper-realistic drawings and paintings.
“My artworks portray the African existence and I tell stories that affect everyday society that I use it as a medium for social change. One of my recent works titled fragile creates awareness and tries to bring a change to the general conception about how the girl child is maltreated and seen as a sex slave, which is wrong.”
“Girls are resilient and have enormous untapped potentials to contribute to a healthy and peaceful community and we need to empower them with individual abilities, social support and the resources they need to thrive and transform their communities even in the most difficult circumstances.”
“A lot of things inspire me to create works of art and nature is one of them, I get a lot of positive energy from the natural world. Also completing a drawing or painting inspires and motivates me to do another one.”
“My military background also plays a role in the kind of art I make. My family inspires me a lot and they are my number one supporters. Most of all, God is my biggest inspiration because everything He created is beautiful and perfect.”
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