Over the last few years I have been featuring some of my favourite artists. Here I am compiling a list of resources pertaining to these artists for you to investigate. If you wish to be included here, please fill in the form below at the end of the Page.
ABOUT: Erik Olivera is a Cuban Artist who has art running in his veins. His mother was an artist and he learnt with her, accompanying her as she did her work and eventually studying art at Cuba’s National Arts Academy of Bellas Artes ” San Alejandro”. Erik’s Art Work has taken him all over the world, and one of his most popular collections seems to be that of Orishas. He exclaimed that he has sold some of his Orisha work to people who he said he least expected to want to buy his work. He puts this down to the fact that some connection was made spiritually between the buyer and the portrait.
Instagram: Erik’s Instagram
Facebook: Erik’s facebook Gallery
One of my favourite Works:
Mercedes Morgan Reyes ( Cordova)
Instagram: More about Mercedes
ABOUT: Mercedes Morgana Reyes was born in 1974 in San Juan, Puerto Rico, the granddaughter of Mercedes Cordova (Ala Ofun). She was born into the religion, and as a child learned about the Orishas, the tradition of making Elekes including the colors and attributes of each Orisha. She studied Art History at the University of Notre Dame. Furthermore she studied Gemology at the Gemological Institute of America. Combining all this knowledge she has been able to find a way of creating unique pieces of art; creating from the spiritual not the visual. Currently she is the Iya L Aje of the Egbe Aje Iyami bringing for the first time the Gelede Womens Society to America.
One of My Favourite Works:
Jacob V Joyce:
ABOUT: Jacob is a Multi Talented Artist/Activist, working in various mediums. explore his Vines, Calendars and Radical Clothing. There is a lot to explore, see the below links.
Tumblr: Broke Black Fountain
Etsy: Jacob’s Shop
Website: Jacob’s website
One of My favourite Works
céline siani djiakoua:
Facebook: Celine’s facebook Artist Page
ABOUT: Céline is a visual artist, jewellery maker, and performer based in Nottingham. The work she does is very varied, but I really love her sketches describing human emotion which resonated with me.
HOW IT FEELS: Trying to describe the physicality of emotions. Trying to draw emotions….
One of my Favourite’s:
ABOUT: Natalie is an self-taught artist who uses mixed media as her inspiration and experimentation as a key part of her creative process. Her main themes are deeply personal reflections of self and environment and include family, emotion and the subconscious; the colours and forms celebrate her Caribbean heritage and affinity to Latin American art.
Her ethereal writing with it’s own strong imagery, is coupled with detailed illustration to place the image within its often complex emotional context. Natalie describes her work as celebrating the sanctity, playfulness and transcendence of daily life and her images as associated with colour, photo realism and strong graphical forms. She is a graphic designer and a maker of African Musical Instruments
Facebook: Natalie’s Facebook Page
Instagram: Natalie’s Instagram
Etsy Shop: Natalie’s Shop
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Gloria F. Y. Ojulari Sule is a visual artist/maker from London UK. She specialises in Artworks/mixed media, painting, drawing, recycled objects Exhibitions/installations moving image Giclee Prints/Greetings cards Textile/Baby Books & Bibs Commissions, Presentations, Community Arts and Visual Arts Education.
She recently created 15 artworks for TACT The Adolescents Children’s Trust a Fostering and Adoption organisation for their new offices and family rooms.
In 2014 30 giclee prints purchased were purchased by North Bristol NHS Trust for display in wards and departments 2014. Selected works dating 1995-2014. Gloria uses video, mixed media, painting, drawing and installation in her practice
to explore afro-centric concepts and notions of Black Britishness. As a
black woman of dual heritage her work references culture and identity in
her pursuit to identify with her own Yoruba heritage and to comment on
contemporary West African society in Britain, on the African continent and
in the wider African Diaspora. She makes use of different mediums/media to
emphasis the context of the work often employing recycled objects and
materials. The textiles she uses are closely associated with contemporary and
traditional West African costume, these costumes are still widely worn and
hold strong cultural ties for societies living in the Diaspora.
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