Stanley Arinze graduated from Imo State University with a B.Eng in Agricultural Science. starting at the early age of 6, Stanley had always been enthusiastic about drawing realistic portraits on paper. Being exposed to his family’s paper conversion business, Arinze grew to love paper and pencils as his toys at a very tender age. Over the years he gradually taught himself how to harness both pencil and paper in harmony as a medium to express himself through what he calls his three P’s namely Patience, Practice, and Persistence. These have guided him throughout his journey as an artist.
Using hyper-realism as a tool inspired by his personal experiences of living in Nigeria, Arinze drives at creating art that triggers a degree of emotional connection between his viewers and the stories in his artworks which mostly gears towards social and political activism.
He has exhibited his drawings locally and internationally. He is represented by Alexis galleries in Nigeria.