Sopuruchi Ndubuisi, also known as Isokorevieno, is a 17-year-old Digital Artist based in Lagos, Nigeria.
“I currently studying Chemical Engineering at the University of Lagos and I am in my 2nd year. However, my passion for art has made me continue practising.”
“I have two art styles, minimal (simple) and a realistic art style. It is fun to switch between minimal and realistic styles because they are two different worlds entirely.”
“My plan for art is to become a motion designer (with my minimal art), a freelancer, exhibitor and a YouTuber, who teaches art and art techniques. I would really love to see the digital art industry grow in Nigeria because currently there aren’t as many digital artists as there are traditional artists.”
“I started art after my WAEC, I started taking it seriously, I would save up my pocket money and use it to buy art equipment.”
“Initially, my art works weren’t the best, but that’s how it is for everyone, I kept on practising till I became good at what I do, and I’m still practising and learning every day.”
“I discovered digital art through social media, I loved how much attention and skill was paid to the works, and I am also a fan of tech!”
“I once ran out of cash to get art supplies, and I decided to lay my hands on digital art because of my passion for art. It didn’t turn out fantastic at first, but I kept practising till I became this good.”
“Then I moved to minimal illustrations and motion design now, which I am currently learning.”
“My art is always evolving, and I really can’t wait to see what the future holds, I hate stagnancy, I love learning new things, and discovering, it keeps my passion burning.”
“My art is largely inspired by African aesthetics; our skin, hair, and culture. I derive so much joy in representing African culture with my art; I always somehow incorporate it into my works.”
“Behind every work, I make expressing my thoughts, feelings, and mind very essential to me, I am also a perfectionist who likes giving attention to her work.”
“I see art as a medium through which viewers get access to my mind and thoughts.”
Speaking about arts and culture, Sopuruchi Ndubuisi has this to say, “Art and culture in Nigeria is deeply rooted, but sadly under-appreciated and under-valued, unlike in other countries.”
“People need to understand that asides the skill that was put into the creation of the work, your thoughts and feelings too were channelled into it.”
“It is more than just a beautiful piece; there definitely needs to be more awareness around art and promotion of young talents like myself.”
“Art can serve as a source of empowerment to youths because it can be a source of income. Art can also be used as a powerful voice for the youths to speak on societal problems and create remedies for them. The importance of art really cannot be overemphasized.
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