Silas Onokha, a 24-year-old artist from the city of Makurdi in Nigeria, has repeatedly admired users of social networks with his incredible works, executed in the style of realism. Many of them are so realistic that at first glance they are difficult to distinguish from photographs.
Through his hometown passes the river Benue, and her landscapes – the main component of recent paintings. Basically, the artist depicts on them the everyday life of the inhabitants of his settlement, striving to convey the beauty of these places as accurately as possible.
On Silas’s works, one can note an incredible closeness to the texture and natural elements. Most of the paintings of the young artist are made with oil on canvas.
My work is based on experience from life, on real events, and their main message is to express hope. We live in a time when many do not care what happens around them. I want to show this.