There is so much joy into each portrait shot by the Ghanian photographer Derrick Ofosu Boateng, and everything he makes spreads a powerful light.
These are some insights about his art practice:
22-year-old Ghanaian rising-star, Derrick Boateng, is inspired by the richness of the African lifestyle. Radiating positivity and energy, Derrick’s ultra bright afro pop portraits offer a new perspective on Africa. The “iPhone artist” first started on his father’s iphone camera.
Through his art, he is inspired to represent the beauty and visual poetry of everyday African culture, lifestyles and behaviours thereby “changing the story that is told of Africa”. Though rooted in the local traditions of Ghana, he believes that the intimate images he captures are representation of life anywhere on the continent.
“Photography has always made me happy, since I was a child, and now it means something important to me because it is the way I have to defend the idea that Africa is not just something negative.”
The opening will be the first October, the event will run until the 23rd of November. If you are in Brighton or you are willing to go the next month, feel free to pass by! The gallery owner Raffaella is a lovely girl, I am very happy to have been involved into this exhibition.
Today I share with you the incredible collage works by the multidisciplinary artist Lanecia Rouse Tinsley. I love the sense of depth and composition of her pieces, and the layering is always spot on.
This intro on her website sums up perfectly the many talents of this artist:
Lanecia Rouse is a multidisciplinary artist based in Houston, TX. Her portfolio includes a range of abstract painting, photography, teaching, writing, speaking, and curatorial projects for local non-profit organizations.
Lanecia creates work that focuses on liminal space, on the not-yet-formed possibilities and depictions present in materials and their presentation that point towards “otherwise” possibilities and the everyday quests humans undergo to construct meaningful and content lives.
Her work is the product of contemplative and intuitive abstract mixed-media practices and is informed by sociology, theology, culture, poetry, and history.
You cannot deny it – the French artist Alice De Miramon can transform everything she touches into a beautiful, colourful and powerful art piece.
I love how she uses very old vintage papers as a medium to paint over her delicate feminine subjects. She also experiments a lot, paintings on vintage objects or textiles as well. No matter where she paints, you can recognise her “fauvism” inspired touch.
I am super impressed by the magnetic power of the collages by the American artist Katie Jean Gilmour. I found her on Instagram through her official account, but she also opened one just for her paper experiments.
It looks like these are just a way for her to “maintain focus”, with the purpose to switch them in the future into paintings. I really enjoy the freshness of these works, especially because they suggest me a dark secret of some sort.
I hope to see more of her collage works, they are so inspiring!
Hi everyone, I just dropped this new product to preorder on my shop!
This is a monthly subscription collage kit with different options to choose from. From the month of October 2021 I will release a paper pack with the topic “Natural World“.
Natural World Collage Kit
The subjects will be animals (portraits, with people, in their natural habitat), plants and flowers (photos and illustrations)
You can select this paper kit only, or the quarterly subscription
Each pack will include 1 roll of mt washi tape (colours differ on each one)
FREE UK standard shipping.
You will get 1 different collage kit each month
The topics for the next months will be Landscapes (natural, rural, city) and Portraits (faces, full body, anatomical)
At checkout the shipping costs will be higher because they will include 3 orders in total
Each pack will include a roll of mt washi tape (colours differ on each one)
FREE UK standard shipping.
In the gallery below I put some of the paper cuts that you will find on each kit. This is a sample gallery, because each pack will contain different papers, but the amount will be always the same. You can preorder yours HERE.
The Icelandic textile artist Ýr Jóhannsdóttir (better known as Ýrúrarí), gives a second chance and life to “forgotten sweaters” in the most creative way.
She creates colourful wearable art, soft sculptures with a story to tell. Her research is also a statement against consumption and the will to educate through art in reusing and recycling old stuff.
This is how she describes her creative research:
Her work is mostly knitted, where fragments of humor, body movements and the everyday meets in wool based, often wearable, objects. For the past years the importance of sustainability has had an impact to Ýrúrarí’s work.