Nigerian artist Ayo Filade creates stunning hyperrealistic drawings with just pastels, pencil and paper

December 9, 2016

The world is an amazing place and the artists within it make it worth living in. Depicting beauty, and thereby deciding what gets to be called beautiful, is one of the few reasons why artists hold a special power. Ayo Filade is using his superpower to create hyperrealistic drawings that look like they’re one breath away from joining us in the three dimensional world. The Nigerian artist just closed his exhibition entitled “Insanity” at Omenka Gallery in Lagos, and hopefully he’ll be gracing a gallery in the States or Europe soon so we can get a chance to see these masterpieces up close. Peep his work below and support this brilliance via Facebook and Instagram.

By T. McLendon, AFROPUNK Contributor