And a crazy color version of the boardwalk empire sketch.
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works by Romanian duo SWARTE: Corina Olaru and Manuela Vulpescu - "Swarte is an open source of imagination which transforms contemporary topics into fine art. While generating feelings, we are trying to connect the world to a large amount of ideas and visions, which are supposed to make people reconsider themselves – this time in a colorful, provocative and intriguing manner. As we are creating stories about the day of tomorrow we believe that one can indulge himself to recognize his own core in one of our works and see it as an eclectic prolongation of his inner thoughts."
creativity keeps the world alive, yet, everyday we are asked to be ashamed of honoring it, wanting to live our lives as artists. i’ve carried the shame of being a ‘creative’ since i came to the planet; have been asked to be something different, more, less my whole life. thank spirit, my wisdom is deeper than my shame, and i listened to who i was. i want to say to all the creatives who have been taught to believe who you are is not enough for this world, taught that a life of art will amount to nothing, know that who we are, and what we do is life. when we create, we are creating the world. remember this, and commit.
Loïs Mailou Jones (1905-1998) painting in her Paris studio in 1937 or 1938 as her cat hangs out on her shoulder. Born in Boston, her mother, Carolyn Dorinda Jones was a hat designer and a beautician, and her father, Thomas Vreeland Jones, was an office building superintendent before becoming a lawyer at age forty. Ms. Jones was encouraged by both parents to pursue art and she graduated from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston in 1927. After studying art at Harvard and Columbia, she established the art department at Palmer Memorial Institute, the black preparatory school founded by Charlotte Hawkins Brown in Sedalia, North Carolina. Ms. Jones then moved on to Howard University in 1930 and remained there until 1977. Photo: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
Medium: Burnt Newspaper, Acrylic on Canvas,
Fun Fact:To reassure any family concerns about him pursuing a ‘real’ career, he chose to study Urban and Regional Planning at the Prestige Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, but quietly attended courses in the Fine Arts Department where he was privileged to see the works of Late Gani Oduntokun, a lecturer famous for his paintings and public sculptural installations in different cities of the North.
I believe that anyone can paint or draw something to appear new or whole but making the work look old, rustic, worn and battered is where the challenge is….It is this that I strive to achieve with my works.
Thus,my works take on a certain “Character”.
Meanwhile to achieve this; I burnt lots of newspapers (which to me its symbolic-it mimics the society we live in) and stick them to a flat surface then work on it to make a statement .
The objective … This freedom (burnt newspapers) that has led to the annihilation of the elements of art needs to be tethered and guided for that is the only way by which the salvage from this destruction can be exhibited in new light and preserved for posterity, thus attaining a state of high function, purity, a more than ordinary moment of existence. And finally making my works look ancient, salvaged and restored.
2.Adam and Eve
I had the pleasure of finally meeting with Tim Okamura while in New York and got to strike a couple of poses for a portrait. If you haven’t come across his work before, it’s about time you did! Represented by galleries in New York, Canada and Italy, Okamura is an extraordinary painter who "investigates identity, the urban environment, and contemporary iconography through a unique method of painting - one that combines an essentially academic approach to the figure with collage, spray paint and mixed media."
An absolute pleasure to be in company with, I visited his studio and got to see a bit of his creative process before downing a couple of beers with him and some new friends. I am very excited to see more work of his. - Yagazie
I want to see what I look like through his eyes.
I love his work.