The ability to make the 'ordinary' surreal is not just an talent - it's a rare gift. For the artist Ifeyinwa Joy Chiamonwu, it seems that gift of inverting subjective reality is inherent.
A hyperrealist pencil-artist, Ifeyinwa sketches masterpieces by way of graphite and charcoal.
Taking in Joy's works - like the ceremonial salutation displaying a hand fan for royals, the local percussionist and the kola nut offering - it's clear she's inspired by her rich Igbo heritage and culture. Stare at each work long enough, you'll be wondering when the drawings will spring to life.
Read on for Joy's interpretation of one of her works.
Ifeyinwa uses her work as a means of putting the history of Igbo people in Nigeria, West Africa, on the global map. Her Instagram feed is rich with context and her native Igbo dialect.
She should be on your radar.