Derrick Ofosu Boateng – Afro Pop Portraits

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.”

You can also find him on Instagram.

Upcoming Exhibition “Tell My Story”

Exciting news! I will exhibit in Brighton at Metropolis Contemporary gallery, along with the amazing artist Naledi Modupi. The show is called “Tell My Story” where you can find a bunch of my original works and some fine art prints.

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. 

Inspired – Lanecia Rouse Tinsley

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 can also find her on Instagram.

Seen on The Jealous Curator Newsletter.

Alice De Miramon – Layered Art

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.

You can also find her on Instagram.

Naomi Vona Art – Website Improvements Update

I am working on making the shop a little bit easier to navigate, so every feedback on this will be more than welcome. 

I have added the filters as an option, so you can select prints or originals based on size, colour, price and so on.

There is still some work do to, not every filter will work properly, but please bear with me! I promise it will get better soon 🙂 

Check the website clicking here.

Inspired – Katie Jean Gilmour

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!

Albin Sjödin – Sweet Darkness

It looks like each portrait taken from the Swedish photographer and filmmaker Albin Sjödin is surrounded by a crepuscular light.

However it doesn’t suggest me any sense of creepiness of some sort, but it’s more a sweet, silent and soft sensation.

His solitary subjects emerge from darkness, and the soft lights embrace them in a poetic way. You can also check his videos on Vimeo.

Collage Kit Subscription – Preorder

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. 

Quarterly Subscription

  • 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.

Please comment below for any additional question!

Inspired – Kate Cuthbert

Looking at her collages, I was not surprised that the Australian artist Kate Cuthbert has a design background.

Her aesthetic is colourful, minimal and very glamourous. I truly love how she can express herself using a few geometric elements, it’s truly remarkable!

This is how Kate describes her creative process:

I work with primarily paper and love both modern and vintage materials… I cut with both scissors and an X-acto knife depending on the image and the paper quality.

You can also find her on Instagram, Red Bubble and Saatchi Art.

Ýrúrarí – Sustainable Art

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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.

In her latest projects “Sweater sauce”, “I would not do something like that” and Sleik-zine Ýrúrarí raises questions on our absurd consumption habits of textiles and tries out new ways of making unwanted clothes last longer as a one of a kind art- and design pieces.