Born in 1988, Ikenna Chineme is a Nigerian born fine artist who resides and works in New Jersey. He has been drawing since he was a little child and started painting in 2004 at the age of 16. His skill is self-taught. Ikenna is a realist painter, however, he is best known for his abstract realism paintings of portraits, still life and landscapes. He has also explored the use of other mediums such as oils, water color, charcoals, graphite and pastel in search of what is more comfortable and unique. By looking beyond the visually apparent brush strokes, Ikenna intends for his paintings to establish a mind-to-art communication between the viewer and the art. His current interest in acrylic and oil mediums provide a depth and vivid detail of imagery that captures the mind of the viewer.