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Alex Peter Idoko Uses Pyrography to Express African Realities and Re-brand Black Stories.

Updated: Apr 3, 2022


The word "pyrography" basically means writing with fire. Many people refer to pyrography as "woodburning," however woodburning is technically done on wood, whereas pyrography can be done on any receptive surface (including wood).


Alexander Peter Idoko, also known as Alex Peter, discovered his talent for arts and painting at a young age in Lagos. He grew up in it and developed a strong attachment to it. This passion sparked his interest in and respect for art. He began drawing portraits in secondary school and nurtured it with zeal into a work of intense artistry.

He has been able to hone his artistic abilities by experimenting with various drawing mediums such as pen, pastel, pencil, and Pyrography art; (use of a razor, sandpaper, and burner). Alex is a Pyrography artist who self-taught himself. He is an expert, and his technique is described as Surrealism and hyperrealism.