Samuel Ogooluwa Esan, also known as Samirexz Arts, is a hyper-realistic artist from Osun state Nigeria.
The graduate of Biology/mathematics from the Federal College of Education, Abeokuta admitted he was lucky to have wonderful with parents who support their children’s passion.
“Although I’ve been drawing since I was a kid around the age of 6-7 years old, I only started making art professionally in early 2017 but before then I had come across several works from other great artists that looks so real and this got deep down into my being that if someone else could do something like that with only pencils then nothing stops me from achieving that feat too.”
“I use many unconventional techniques in my approach because my utmost aim still remains replicating my works of art exactly as they are on the reference photo.”
“Creating a platform whereby people can interact and interpret my artworks differently as it addresses their present situations, trials and challenges have always been my paramount vision.”
“I want people to look at my artworks and snap out of the present scenario into a more deep state where they have to reminisce about an issue of life that confronts them at that particular moment and have a feeling of relief or solution to their problems via the message in the Artwork.”
“I got inspired and interested to take on hyperrealism as my genre of art when I came across Kelvin Okafor, Arinze Stanley Dirk Dzirmisky and Darrel Tank to name a few. It’s their use of pencils to create a life-like drawing that inspired me. Kelvin and Arinze inspired me the most; you could almost feel the emotions of their subjects.”
Giving his opinion on art and culture, he says, “Art and culture in Nigeria has really attained great recognition over the years. Not unlike some decades back where nobody saw anything good in the art world. Our parents are the main point of concentration as they tend to disdain and discourage children that are talented in the art field making them feel it’s a waste of time and resources to invest in art but overtime bright kids had outsmarted them by getting for themselves one of the cheapest material that can help their passion (The pencil) and these has really helped many achieve they dream in the art world.”
“Art can serve as a great source of empowerment when the government and society at large start to see the possibility in making it a source of livelihood and thereby investing in art schools, galleries, workshops and creating contests, competitions, exhibitions and other art related programs.”
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