Christian Okwananke (Iwelabi Bookson)

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Iwelabi Bookson

Christian Okwananke was born in Ibadan on the 6th of January, 1992. Christian is an indigene of Ezinifite (Aguata) in Anambra State. He subsequently graduated with a degree in Architecture from the Federal University of Technology, Akure in 2016.

Christian is an accomplished artist known for his sketches of human anatomy, built environment and houses, cartoons and his unconventional use of materials. He is proficient in a variety of media including oil, acrylic, watercolour, pastel, photography, digital illustration and cartoons. He loves experimenting with pigments on distinct surfaces, examples range from charcoal, oil and acrylic on wood, canvas and other printable materials.

Christian loves art and art development. He is inspired by the rich stories and ways of life of his immediate environment and culture. Music is also an integral part of his source of inspiration. Art is beyond sensation to the eyes; it is a tool for easing the soul of stress and a way of keeping the cultural values and heritage of a people.