Lilian’s Appeal

The first thing that inevitably jumps at you when you view this collection by Paul Sika is the color. The absolutely vivid color. The collection seems to be a mix of photography and digital art. You could see some as collages even. I like that it seems Sika has captured the subjects in the middle of…

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Collages by Alexander Ikhide

Alexander Ikhide‘s collages are a mixture of native Africans, nature, science, and so many different themes. It’s an interesting mixing pot. Using the medium of Collage I am exploring different themes and ideas that pertain to my cultural identity as well as taking a critical look at the connection man has with nature and also…

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Art by Folasade

Folasade Adeoso is an internet sensation. She’s well known as a model, but not as many know how talented she is as a digital artist. I was surely and pleasantly surprised when I saw her digital collages. I realized she’s someone who you’d term a Creative – she’s a model, founder of an accessories brand, and…

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Well of Hope – Illustrations

These illustrations by Lukasz Kowalski are fine examples of how design and art can be used as a strong medium for advocacy. They were developed for The Well of Hope, which is an organisation dedicated to helping impoverished African communities have access to clean potable water. The designs show you the effects of not having…

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Solomon Adufah

Solomon Adufah is a talented Ghanian-born artist. Believe it or not, he is self taught! His comments about his work shows how much his art work is a part of him. His works capture your attention immediately with their vivid colors. See some below. Via 2dots

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Portraits of Hair

Artist, So Yoon Lym, was born in South Korea, but lived much of her youth in Uganda and Kenya. Small wonder then that this part of her life has influenced her positively as an artist. She has claimed to be interested in hair styles and designs because it indicates ethnic, cultural and even political inclinations.…

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Moroccan Portraits

These portraits of Moroccans were created by Spanish artist, Jose Tapiro y Baro. He lived from 1830 to 1913, but not much can be found on the internet about him, apart from this interesting series. Part of the series are portraits of several Moroccans in beautiful traditional dress and jewelry, from simple shrouds to elaborate headgear and necklaces.…

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