Oluwafemi Ugonna Nwakunor, also known as Artbyphemmy, is a Visual Artist, whose work practically touches all major art forms.
The 400 level student of Quantity Survey at the University of Lagos enjoys drawing and playing the drum set.
“Drawing/Art generally has always been a part of me since I was a kid, but then I would draw for fun or whenever I’m hungry or probably when I want to create a replica of images I find interesting.”
“During my 1st degree at Lagos State Polytechnic where I also studied Quantity Survey, I would have myself walk through the department of “Art and Industrial Design” just to stare at their amazing works.”
“At a point, my colleagues would say “Femi na creative art you suppose dey” but then I would laugh it off.”
“After I concluded my program at Lagos State Polytechnic and got admitted into the University of Lagos, I had a roommate named, Micheal Anu. He draws quite a lot and he is also not an Art student, that got my attention.”
“So I walked up to him one fateful evening and told him about how I really want to start working on my art skills. He was ready to help me out, he gave me a list of materials I could start up with, and whenever I draw a thing, I would show it to him for his remarks.”
“Day after day, I kept on practicing and working on myself, till I was able to do things on my own.”
“I started professionally (September 2017) then I advanced from drawing with Pen or Pencil to Painting, Body art, Fabric Painting, Graffiti art, Crafting of Pendants from coconut shells e.t.c.
“Aside from the fun I derive from doing art, I get paid for it and also I get to meet notable people from all spheres of life; all to the Glory of God.
Speaking about his art, Oluwafemi says, “The kind of art I do ranges from lifestyle to reality. It basically creates awareness of what’s going on around me; I share the experience with my artwork. Also, messages that can’t be fully expressed with words are passed across with my art.”
The Visual Artist is inspired by conversations he engages in, individual personality, life experience, and my immediate environment.”
Connect with him via
Instagram, Facebook& Twitter: @artbyphemmy
Telephone: +234817 1578 588