In conversation with Sheena Williams or how to be a well of creativity

Mixing her Black and Asian identities in a multi-hyphenate cereal of sculpture, digital art, wood stain and animation, U.S artist SheWill 별초롱 colors outside of intersectional lines with pieces that celebrate the many layers of her identity and express complexities of consciousness through a lens of social awareness. Having recently been made aware that her mother had disowned her a long time ago, her current work “Treatise on the Absence of a Mother” is a celebration of all the phases of her relationship with the concept of “mother” even in her absence.

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Femininity & Curves: the colourful Universe of Raphaële Anfré

Inspired by the feminine figure and the sometimes complicated relationship with her body, French artist Raphaële Anfré paints femininity and nudity in a simplified and minimalist way, studying women’s lines, curves and hollows, and translating them onto paper in her very own delicate and colourful way.

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In conversation with Ojo Agi

With Blackness at the center of her works, Ojo Agi’s figurative drawings on brown paper tell a story that transcends race. Informed by postcolonial theory, gender studies, and narrative storytelling, the Nigerian-Canadian artist uses her drawings to respond to Afro-diasporic subjectivities, feminist politics, and aesthetic beauty.

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Just living life with Nyancho NwaNri

A lens-based creator out of Lagos, Nigeria, Nyancho NwaNri’s works revolve around African history, indigenous spiritual traditions, culture, languages, and social end environmental issues. An internationally acclaimed documentary photographer, Nyancho also creates pieces of video art, a practice that allows her to delve deeper into herself and the experiences lived & shared with the rest of human beings.

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Getting rid of society’s pressure with Joval Oshone-Umoru

Through her drawings, Nigerian artist Joval Oshone-Umoru aims to draw attention to the “unrealistic expectations society holds for women in Nigerian and the African continent as a whole.” In our conversation,
we talked with Joval about how she got into art, the situation of Nigerian
women in society and in the arts, and how her practice and faith
in God have helped her through life.

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All Eyes On: Delphine Alphonse

The people in daily life, such as colleagues, family and friends, as well as growing up in a multicultural atmosphere in Paris, France, are the main sources of inspiration for visual artist Delphine Alphone. In today’s “All Eyes On”, we share some of her most vibrant works.

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Rising Stars: Quel Hynson

Intrigued by the intersectionality of culture and tradition and naturally drawn to art, Texas artist Quel Hynson looks for ways to blend multiple form of art together in her proejcts. In today’s “Rising Stars”, we showcase 5 of her most interesting drawings.

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Artist Talk with Nadia Wamunyu

At the age of eight, after partially losing her hearing ability, Kenyan contemporary visual artist Nadia Wamunyu realized she could record memories, experiences, tastes and feelings through drawing. At the age of eight, after partially losing her hearing ability, Kenyan contemporary visual artist Nadia Wamunyu realized she could record memories, experiences, tastes and feelings through drawing. Having made a name for herself in the Kanyan art scene over the past several years, she’s proud do keep her day job as it allows her to be unapologetic with her art, and to draw and paint what other people may call apocalyptic, depressing, or saddening.

In our interview with Nadia, she told us more about the Kenyan art scene, the distinctive portraits of female figures that she’s been creating with coffee in the recent years, and why she prefers to keep her day job than to bend to people’s expectations of her art.

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Releasing Grief through Golden Tears: in Conversation with Courtney Minor

Most known for collage portraits and typographic mixed media styles of collage on canvas, visual artist Courtney Minor wants to expand the definition of what “collage” means, loving to create multiple styles of collages and playing with different materials. In our interview with Courtney, we talked with her about her creative process, the difficulty of being put in a box by art galleries & institutions and her most recent work, the “Blue Series”.

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All Eyes On: Cydney M. Lewis

Working through drawing, sculpture and installation, Chicago based artist Cydney M Lewis considers the intersection of the natural, spiritual, and physical worlds that reflect on our consumer society, being influenced by waste in the streets of her community.

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9 questions with Ethel Aanyu

Ugandan artist Ethel Aanyu uses digital layering techniques of positive and negative black & white images to create intriguing artworks that she likes to describe as “visual self reflections”. We talked with Ethel talked about the performative process involved in her work, self-reflection & growth, and her interest in the human condition

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Rising Stars: Shani Zuberi

Sacramento based visual artist Shani Zuberi, has been undressing classical art pieces since 2019 and replacing them with her own features, incorporating her love of storytelling and searching through archives into her artistic aesthetic. Discover her distinctive pieces in today’s “Rising Stars”.

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Rising Stars: Anu Oro

Working with acrylic paints & mediums, New Jersery-based artist Anu Oro creates artwork that is deeply inspired by alignment, introspection, & identity. Learn more about Anu’s work in today’s take on “Rising Stars”, and dive into her world of gold accents, bold linework & a contrasting monochromatic palette.

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Rising Stars: Noreen Smith ‘Justis’

Baltimore based artist Noreen Smith “Justis” discovered her love for making while observing the women in her family create out of necessity & for the sake of making something beautiful. In today’s “Rising Stars” feature, we showcase Noreen’s series “Heroes & Villains” that explores the intersectionality of gender and racial inequality of the feminist art movement of the 1970’s.

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9 questions with Olivia Babel

Multicultural French artist Olivia Babel works around the question of territory and cartography, creating unique mural sculptures with textile materials and handweaving techniques. With Suboart Magazine, Olivia talked about her creative process, her beginnings in fiber art with her grandmother, and her recent exhibition in Abu Dhabi.

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Raising awareness through art activism: Athenkosi Kwinana

Through her large scale self portraits, South African art activist Athenkosi Kwinana aspires to deepen the understanding of Albinism in her native country, and to reimagine the representation of Albinism in its black communities and abroad. We talked with Kwinana about her beginnings in the arts, the joy of self-portraiture & what it means to be an art activist.

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Rising Stars: Rechel Rodham Oppong

Ghanaian artist Rechel Oppong portrays the various facial expressions that define a human character with vibrant colours & a perfectionated technique that makes it easy to confuse her acrylic paintings with digital works at first glance. Learn more in today’s edition of “Rising Stars”.

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Rising Stars: Zainab Oluwadamilola Ajala

Through her colourful paintings, Nigerian painter Zainab Ajala aims to educate and sensitize society about the need to live in a clean environment. See more of her work in today’s feature of “Rising Stars”.

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Yewande Ambeke

Have you ever been overwhelmed with emotions? Felt the need to connect with something bigger than you? Has art helped you to heal from struggles and scars? Then take a break & get to know Yewande Ambeke, one of the most interesting emerging artists Nigeria has to offer you.

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All Eyes On: Tobiloba Fasalejo

In his portraits, the young Nigerian artist Tobiloba Fasalejo paints the people in his nearest surroundings. Today on “All Eyes” on, we showcase some of his works from his latest series “More than this”.

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