Kehinde Wiley’s Portraits From Haiti

Earlier this month, New York-based artist Kehinde Wiley launched his latest exhibit at Roberts & Tilton Gallery in Los Angeles. The prolific painter, who is also based in Beijing, traveled to Haiti to produce a series of twelve large-scale portraits of Haitian women. The end result is a colorful and vivid depiction of life in this small island nation. The collection presents something new for the painter, who has typically painted Black men. The exhibit is part of his series, The World Stage, where Wiley has traveled to several countries including India, Dakar and Brazil to paint locals that inspire him.

AphroChic: Kehinde Wiley's Portraits From Haiti

AphroChic: Kehinde Wiley's Portraits From Haiti

AphroChic: Kehinde Wiley's Portraits From Haiti

AphroChic: Kehinde Wiley's Portraits From Haiti

Haiti: The World Stage, will be on exhibit until October 25th.

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Marion Bolognesi Brings The Eyes Into Focus

New York watercolor illustrator Marion Bolognesi brings eyes into focus in a whole new way for us. We can’t help but love her strikingly beautiful illustrations of feminine windows to the soul. Her blend of colors is fascinating. A look at just one piece, and you could build an entire room’s color palette around it. These light and ephemeral pieces would add a unique finishing touch to a wall art display.

AphroChic: Marion Bolognesi Brings The Eyes Into Focus

AphroChic: Marion Bolognesi Brings The Eyes Into Focus

AphroChic: Marion Bolognesi Brings The Eyes Into Focus

Portraits Of A Memory

Mixed media artist, Jamea Richmond-Edwards, creates pieces inspired by her own childhood memories. A look at the subjects in her works, and it feels as if you are looking at old photos of your grandmother, an auntie, or your favorite cousins. The artist’s use of memory creates in each of her pieces a soulful resonance that is both palpable and familiar. The result is a truly inspiring body of portraiture and illustrations that can all be viewed on Richmond-Edwards’ website.

AphroChic: Portraits Inspired by Memories

AphroChic: Portraits Inspired by Memories

AphroChic: Portraits Inspired by Memories

AphroChic: Portraits Inspired by Memories

{Source: Jamea Richmond-Edwards}

 

Intriguing Mixed Media Portraits By Phillip Thomas

Jamaican artist Phillip Thomas makes us think with each piece that he creates. Pieces like Double Self, Camouflage, and Ode To The Invisible Man, all explore Black identity in the neo-colonial era. This thought-provoking artist is currently exhibiting at the Richard J. Demato Gallery in Sag Harbor, New York.

AphroChic: Intriguing Mixed Media Portraits By Phillip Thomas

AphroChic: Intriguing Mixed Media Portraits By Phillip Thomas

AphroChic: Intriguing Mixed Media Portraits By Phillip Thomas

AphroChic: Intriguing Mixed Media Portraits By Phillip Thomas

AphroChic: Intriguing Mixed Media Portraits By Phillip Thomas

The Arresting Photography of Adma Delphine Fawundu

It’s through Instagram that we first spotted the work of Adma Delphine Fawundu. The Brooklyn photographer has been documenting hip-hop culture since the early 90s. Her most recent project is one that examines African youth and music culture. We spotted a few images from her photographic journeys to Ghana and Nigeria, documenting everything from beach parties, to classic vinyls being sold at street stands. The images are arresting, beautiful, thought-provoking. There is even more from this photojournalist on Instagram. We invite you to check it out.

AphroChic: The Arresting Photography of Adma Delphine Fawundu

AphroChic: The Arresting Photography of Adma Delphine Fawundu

AphroChic: The Arresting Photography of Adma Delphine Fawundu

AphroChic: The Arresting Photography of Adma Delphine Fawundu

Australian Artist Elisa Mazzone’s Beautiful Fashion Illustrations

 

We were happy to hear the news that celebrated Australian fashion illustrator, Elisa Mazzone, will be opening a shop soon on her website. Mazzone’s beautiful illustrations have been featured everywhere, from Harper’s Bazaar to Style.com. We’ll be happy to be able to place a few of her original illustrations on our gallery wall very soon.

AphroChic: Australian Artist Elisa Mazzone's Beautiful Fashion Illustrations

AphroChic: Australian Artist Elisa Mazzone's Beautiful Fashion Illustrations

AphroChic: Australian Artist Elisa Mazzone's Beautiful Fashion Illustrations

Crazy, Sexy, Cool Fashion Illustrations By Niki’s Groove

We love exploring the latest fashion illustrations on the Tumblr site, Niki’s Groove. Illustrations of fashion forward women that we want to hang out with, this site is our daily dose of cool.

Crazy, Sexy, Cool Fashion Illustrations By Niki's Groove

Crazy, Sexy, Cool Fashion Illustrations By Niki's Groove

Crazy, Sexy, Cool Fashion Illustrations By Niki's Groove

Crazy, Sexy, Cool Fashion Illustrations By Niki's Groove

Tim Okamura’s Soulful City Girls

Brooklyn-based artist, Tim Okamura, has an incredible body of work. His paintings of African-American women set against the graffiti that is spotted often on New York City streets, is particularly appealing to us. Portraits that are gritty, real, and oh so cool, we are constantly on the lookout for what’s next from this contemporary artist. Here are just a few of our favorites from his portfolio.

Tim Okamura's Soulful City Girls

Tim Okamura's Soulful City Girls

Tim Okamura's Soulful City Girls

Tim Okamura's Soulful City Girls

Visit Tim Okamura to explore his latest work.