With his collection of charcoal pencils, acrylic supplies and oil paint, 26-year old Oliver Okolo is making his mark on the world. “I try to pass a message of self awareness and also bring our attention to all that is happening in our society today,” the self-taught artist tells The Spark, an art magazine.

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It’s not often that I get a chance to probe the brain of an artist. I’m curious about what drives them, what scares them, and why they chose a specific medium to express themselves. Too often we view artists as these aloof individuals that can’t be touched. However, when you do have the chance to meet a REAL artist, you quickly realize that they’re unbelievably human.

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Art is so interesting because of its subjectiveness and various forms. It is a medium that allows limitless creativity. In the hands of an artist, an illustration can tell a unique story or capture a moment in someone’s life. There are no rules just free flowing expression, for Cuban artist Yoel Díaz Gálvez his work is an extension of himself.

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