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Did you know Africa Looked like this?

Today’s post comes from Nigeria’s superstar artist Davido as he linked up with flourishing 19 year old South African rapper Nasty C on “Coolest Kid In Africa” a trap-influenced track doused with culture. The two artist feed off each others energy, igniting a burst of energy to the listeners that resonates long after the song is over. The representation of the thriving culture in Africa is necessary for American’s to see, being blinded by media for years with false representation of the motherland. Forced to believe through saturated imagery that Africa was a place of poverty and famine, a desolate land that was uninhabitable. Now through the Internet we are able to see how rich the land is and how similar the people are to our culture. Understanding that we are in separate locations but our spirits are the same. Make sure you check out Davido video below and as always…

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Clay Life

Art comes in many forms, but rarely do you see it displayed tasteful with clay, specifically characters made from clay. Lisa Mathews a self-taught artist from Dayton, OH breaks the stereotype of traditional art with her unique form of visual art. Lisa a mother of two creates characters with polymer clay, she began pursuing her career with no experience and all the will. Determined to leave corporate America she began to blaze her own trail, educating herself in the field of clay characters Lisa started making beautiful pieces for decoration then taking it a step further creating customized chess pieces.  Ever since Lisa swallowed her fears and followed her artistic  dreams her work has been exhibited and noticed across the country at art festivals and galleries, in 2012 she was awarded “Best in Show” from the International Polymer Clay association for her sculptures. She is truly a gem and we look forward to seeing her growth. Check out her work below and as always…

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DOES LIFE IMITATE ART OR DOES ART IMITATE LIFE? 

There’s something special about being able to transfer your imagination and ideas to paper, especially when you have an imagination like Markus Prime, a 28 year old cartoon/portrait artist from New York. Prime’s artwork is very refreshing and unique as he draws cartoon characters we have grown up watching and adds his creative spin to them creating superhero’s and characters that defy societies norm, like illustrating black women as superhero’s, to create an image with children they normally wont see on television. Prime is challenging normality and deconstructing the standard in cartoons and comics, creating drawings for children of all colors to enjoy. Subconsciously he is planting a seed in a young mind that they to can do super human things and be heroes in their own lives. Growing up, Prime would use his drawings as a way to cope with his emotions and deal with his problems. Now he has matured into a well-known artist who’s goal is to redefine the cartoon and comic culture with diversity. With over 100k followers on Instagram Prime is starting to become well known and appreciated by the masses, using his art to change the culture and impact the youth. Prime looks at his work as a movement to raise awareness and confidence with all who come in contact with it, conveying a message within each illustration.  You can see more artwork from Prime by visiting his website at mlnnprime.com

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