Artist from Nigeria Creates Realistic Oil Portraits Using Local Fabrics

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Have you ever seen big-format portraits this gorgeous? They are the work of Nigerian artist Clement Mmaduako Nwafor, who started painting in 2011 and immediately became recognized as a rising star of contemporary African art.

He uses pieces of fabric to create the realistic hair fashion often seen in his home country. This gives his portraits depth and makes them vibrant. What do you think? Scroll down for more.