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Patrick Chukwuka Onyejiaka, popularly known as Patrick Chuka or ArtistChuka is a Nigerian artist who primarily works with Charcoal and Ballpoint pen on all surfaces, he also paints with Oil, Pastel and Acrylic. His art largely focuses on Realism and some aspect of Hyperrealism. Chuka is also into Sculpting.[1]

Patrick Chuka
Photo of Nigerian Artist, Patrick Chuka.
A picture of Patrick Chuka.
Born
Patrick Chukwuka Onyejiaka

(2000-03-17) 17 March 2000 (age 19)
ResidenceThe Bay Area, California, USA
NationalityNigerian
Years active2015–present
Known forDrawing
MovementHyperrealism
Websiteartistchuka.com

Early life and educationEdit

Chuka was born in Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria. His hometown is Abba, Nwangele, Imo, Nigeria and he is the first child of his parents in a family of four children. Due to family crises whilst growing up, his family relocated a lot, forcing him to change from one secondary school to another. He started his secondary school education in Federal Government College, Odogbolu, Ogun State, Nigeria from 2010 to 2011, before moving to Top Highflyer College, Isolo, Lagos, Nigeria from 2012 to 2014, he moved again to Weenoble International School, Ejigbo, Lagos, where he finally finished in 2015. He started making art at 15, immediately after graduating from secondary school with no formal training. Chuka later moved to the United States with his family in 2018.[2] Now, he is currently a student of Berkeley City College, Berkeley, California, USA, where he is studying Biology.[3]

Style and philosophyEdit

Chuka works primarily with charcoal and ballpoint pen on all surfaces ranging from paper, canvas, wood etc., he paints with oil, pastel and acrylic. Chuka also sculpt. Chuka, in the past has used his art to draw attention to trending topics such as feminism, marriage rights for minorites, LGBTQ rights, Gender equality, among others.[4]

In 2018, his publication went viral, where he explained why he gets angry when reading the Bible. He criticized Solomon for asking God for Wisdom. In the aftermath of the divulgation, some people stood by his philosophy, while others didn't.[5]

FeaturesEdit

On 16 January 2018, Chuka was featured by Brittle Paper in "14: An Anthology of Queer Art, Vol. 2: The Inward Gaze."[6]

Some Prestigious ArtsEdit

 
The love of the century depicted by Patrick Chuka, exposes the complexities between the most influential couple (Jay-Z and Beyoncé) this century whilst skillfully able to blend Ballpoint ink and Charcoal.
 
Donald West: With constant battle of influence Chuka has been able to draw similarities between big heads (Donald Trump and Kanye West) in today's popular culture.
 
The Last Supper: Highlights the need to find inner spiritual and connect with artistic concepts from creators.
 
'Ilumino' a persevering state of illumination done with Charcoal and a Ballpoint pen.
 
Patrick Chuka in the process of Drawing.
 
All the Colours and What they mean: Blue an ode to the colour blue on the pride flag modeled after Roxanne Rymland.
 
Portrait Drawing of Beyoncé done with Ballpoint.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Biography of Patrick Chuka". ArtistChuka. Retrieved 27 August 2019.
  2. ^ "Artist Spotlight: Chuka Pencils". The Nygerian. Retrieved 27 August 2019.
  3. ^ "Patrick Chuka – The Visual Artist". Creative Debuts. Retrieved 27 August 2019.
  4. ^ "Patrick Chuka MTLS". Maple Tree Literary Supplement Canada. Retrieved 27 August 2019.
  5. ^ "Nigerian artist explains why he gets angry when reading the Bible". Legit.ng. Retrieved 27 August 2019.
  6. ^ "14: An Anthology of Queer Art, Vol. 2: "The Inward Gaze"". Brittle Paper. 16 January 2018. Retrieved 27 August 2019.