Delphine Diallo

Home is a reflection of who we are. Brooklyn is home to some of the most interesting people and eclectic design styles in the world. In collaboration with Mae B. Films, we are excited to announce the launch of AphroChic TV and a new series that sets out to find Brooklyn’s Modern Soulful Style. Homes of Brooklyn is a monthly series where we’ll be talking with artists, fashion designers and tastemakers in their own spaces. Our first stop: touring the home and studio of Brooklyn-based, French-Senegalese photographer, Delphine Diallo. We fell in love with Delphine’s soulful black and white photos on Instagram and PurePhoto.com, and with her pictorial exploration of evolving femininity and global identity. Truly an artist on the cutting edge of photojournalism, we are thrilled to take you inside the space that fosters her creativity. Click play to tour Delphine’s home in Bushwick.

Homes of Brooklyn: Delphine Diallo Slideshow

Host: Jeanine Hays
Written By: Bryan Mason
Videography: Mae B. Films
Photography: Jenn Singer

Lorna Simpson: Contemporary Collage

From Black Curl to Cleopatra, Brooklyn-based artist Lorna Simpson creates thought-provoking works that explore African American women and Black hair. With original images and photos that she collects from flea markets and special Ebay finds, Simpson mixes the imagery with ink on paper to craft unique narratives that only we, the viewer, can truly fill in. Her collages integrate beautiful color relationships as well, with pieces featuring indigo and persimmon “hair”.

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Source: Artsy

New Pieces From Our Favorite Botanical Photographer Kari Herer

We are fans of Kari HereR’s beautiful botanical prints, and have written about them before on this blog. Her dark and moody portraits of peonies, ranunculus, roses and other poetic flora are absolutely striking. Just in time for the wintery days ahead, here are a few more of her beautiful flowers portraits that will add the right amount of attitude to your space.

AphroChic: Kari Herer's Moody Botanical Prints

AphroChic: Kari Herer's Moody Botanical Prints

AphroChic: Kari Herer's Moody Botanical Prints

AphroChic: Kari Herer's Moody Botanical Prints

Source: Kari Herer

Jen Wink Fathom Exhibit

This weekend, head on over to The Bowery section of Manhattan to check out Uprise Art’s pop-up exhibit, Fathom, featuring paintings by Jen Wink. Have a look at Wink’s latest works, featuring bright, geometric forms. Works will be on display at 345 Broome Street until November 18th.

Fin DAC’s Vivid Street Art Paintings Rock Our World

Vivid, evocative, arresting – that’s what we love about street art. A mural that’s painted on a building as canvas has the ability to literally stop you in your tracks. Lovers of the urban art scene, it was great to come upon the work of Fin DAC. The London-based artist describes his style as “Urban Aesthetics”. “In a relatively short urban art career, I have defined and perfected an atypical paint/stencil style that ignores the accepted visual language of street art almost completely – I call it Urban Aesthetics. A modern-day take on a 19th century art movement,” explains DAC. We call it absolutely cool.

AphroChic: Fin Dac's Vivid Street Art Paintings Rock Our World

AphroChic: Fin Dac's Vivid Street Art Paintings Rock Our World

AphroChic: Fin Dac's Vivid Street Art Paintings Rock Our World

AphroChic: Fin Dac's Vivid Street Art Paintings Rock Our World

AphroChic: Fin Dac's Vivid Street Art Paintings Rock Our World

Source: Fin DAC

Clare Elsaesser’s Colorful Oil Paintings

Romantic, flowing bouquets, pastel shades, a whimsical feminine touch – these are the things we love about Clare Elsaesser’s richly hued oil paintings. The California-based artist creates some absolutely beautiful portraits, and in such a modern way. Her use of color is what is most striking. We love the bright shades of yellow, green and lilac that form the background of these pretty paintings.

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AphroChic: Clare Elsaesser’s Colorful Oil Paintings

AphroChic: Clare Elsaesser’s Colorful Oil Paintings

AphroChic: Clare Elsaesser’s Colorful Oil Paintings

The Inspiring Work of Emily Kame Kngwarreye

A spark happens when you find an artist whose work you connect with. That’s what happened when I landed upon a piece by Australian artist, Emily Kame Kngwarreye. The colors, patterns and visual scope of her work was immediately striking. However, even more striking was her story. A native Australian, Kngwarreye was a member of an indigenous Aboriginal community. Born early in the 20th century, in 1910, she came to be celebrated as Australia’s most prominent contemporary artist late in her life, at the age of 80. It was late in life that her career began. While she only painted for eight years, it is estimated that she painted over 3000 works in that short span of time.

Her works still have resonance today. Her use of color and strong patterns like polka dots and stripes, would fit seamlessly among the decor in the modern homes that many of us live in today.

AphroChic: The Inspiring Work of Emily Kame Kngwarreye

AphroChic: The Inspiring Work of Emily Kame Kngwarreye

AphroChic: The Inspiring Work of Emily Kame Kngwarreye

AphroChic: The Inspiring Work of Emily Kame Kngwarreye

To learn more about Kngwarreye and her fascinating life, visit the National Museum of Australia’s website.