“Raised in Tottenham,London by his Nigerian parents, who according to him are his number one fans, the 27-year-old Okafor says he fell in lovewith photo realism at a very young age. ‘I work be tween 90-120 hours on average on each piece,’ he explains. he starts ‘shaping the whole face from the eyes’ ‘I chose to work with celebrities originally because the audience can relate to them and would be able to see how accurately and precisely I was able to draw.”
Being extremely precise in my drawings is what I’m most passionate about. Some of my works use as many as 32 sheets of A3 and A4 acid free watercolor paper, which must all line up. Many of my works are intersected by white lines in the symbol of a cross, which signifies my faith, and also adds perspective, making the viewer feel as though they are looking onto the image from a window.” – Kelvin OkaforSome of his earlier works include life-like portraits of Beyonce, Mother Theresa, Amy Winehouse, Nelson Mandela among others. See photos below;
Beautiful works indeed....well done..