Kelvin Okafor: Retrospective

11 Sep 2019 – 15 Sep 2019

Regular hours

Wed, 11 Sep
10:00 – 17:00
Thu, 12 Sep
10:00 – 17:00
Fri, 13 Sep
10:00 – 17:00
Sat, 14 Sep
10:00 – 17:00
Sun, 15 Sep
10:00 – 13:00

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  • Bus: 3, 6, 9, 11, 12, 13, 15, 16, 23, 24, 29, 53, 87, 88, 91, 139, 159, 176, 179, 453
  • Tube: Charing Cross (2 minutes walk), Piccadilly Circus (5 minutes walk), Embankment (5 minutes walk)
  • Rail: Charing Cross
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Photo-realist pencil artist Kelvin Okafor showcases key milestone portraits from the last 10 years, alongside a never seen before portrait of Beatles legend John Lennon, which took 215 hours to create.


Photo-realist pencil artist ‘Kelvin Okafor: Retrospective' exhibition will feature a never seen before portrait of Beatles star John Lennon. Okafor’s most ambitious piece to date took more than 215 hours to create the photo realistic portrait. Using just graphite and charcoal pencils, Okafor effectively captures the essence of the legendary singer, song writer and peace activist with his emotional realism.

Alongside the unveiling of John Lennon, Kelvin will be showcasing a selection of drawings from over the past 10 years. The art selected has contributed to the appreciation of Kelvin’s painstakingly meticulous craftsmanship across the world. Earning him numerous awards nationwide, applause from art critics and becoming the first commissioned artist to have a pencil portrait on permanent display in the House of Commons.

In addition to the exhibition running from 11-15 September, Kelvin will be hosting a ticketed drawing workshop on Thursday 12 September and a free meet and greet on Saturday 14 September.

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