Artist Spotlight - Attaberia German

Artist Spotlight - Attaberia German

By Jaishree Ram

As an illustrator, model and dancer, Attaberia German is multi-faceted in her own way. Born in the Dominican and currently residing in Poland, German describes her art as a reflection of her moods, concepts and moments that have had a huge impact on her and those around her.

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Artist Spotlight - Manue AG

Artist Spotlight - Manue AG

By Jaishree Ram

Born in Togo, West Africa, and now based in America, Manue is an artist-illustrator and designer who has had an eye for creating art from a young age. The self-proclaimed, self-taught artist has delved into experimenting with mediums like acrylics, gouache, pastel and digital in the hopes of finding her niche, one that is inspired by her African heritage, minimalistic art style and the modernist movement.

 

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Artist Spotlight - Christopher Samuel Idowu

Artist Spotlight - Christopher Samuel Idowu

By Jaishree Ram

Born in Badagry, Lagos, in 1995, Christopher Samuel Idowu considers himself a poet, photographer, singer, pianist, creative writer and visual artist. His fascination for art grew after he observed his older brother draw and create comic books during his childhood. 

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Black Art History - Elizabeth Catlett

Black Art History - Elizabeth Catlett

By Jaishree Ram

Elizabeth Catlett (1915 – 2012) was an African-American and Mexican sculptor and artist whose art encompassed the Black struggles in 20th century America. With themes including race and feminism, depicting the Black female experience was a vital driving force in Catlett's career.

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Artist Spotlight - Luise Eru

Artist Spotlight - Luise Eru

By Jaishree Ram

Born in the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais in 1997, Luise Eru first got into art when he was a teenager after witnessing those around him create digital 3D art during a computer graphics course he was partaking in.

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Artist Spotlight - 'Tope Ajayi

Artist Spotlight - 'Tope Ajayi

By Jaishree Ram

On the lookout for the next, best artist who can help revamp your home? Looking for unconventional and exclusive pieces of artwork that could do fulfil this job? Then look no further. Meet ‘Tope Ajayi, a Nigerian-born and self-proclaimed multifaceted artist with a unique, bold and innovative style.

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Artist Spotlight - Patti Endo

Artist Spotlight - Patti Endo

By Jaishree Ram

Patti Endo’s work focuses predominantly on portraits and the human body, depicting them in a delicate and vulnerable way. Through line drawings, fine graphic inks and scattered line compositions, Endo explores the body by portraying individuals in their purest, shameless and intimate forms.

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Artist Interview: Nadia Wamunyu

Artist Interview: Nadia Wamunyu

By Ruby Holland

Nadia Wamunyu is a well-establish contemporary visual artist. She strongly believes that she was born an artist. We wish her a very warm welcome to the Area Noir family. Join us as we get to know her a little better below.

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INTERVIEW with Manue AG

INTERVIEW with Manue AG

By Ruby Holland

Is there a crucial element that significantly affects your vision and intention? How does this translate to your process?
I only create when my soul is in alignment with my ideas. When the whole mood is not in place it's difficult to create or finish something I started. I will just get away from it for a while and come back when the flow sinks in.
- Manue AG

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6 Books About Black Art Activism You Should Own

6 Books About Black Art Activism You Should Own

By Ruby Holland

6 Books About Black Art Activism You Should Own During this period of Lockdown, you’ll probably have a little more...

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The Positive Effects Of Black Lives Matter In the Black Contemporary Art Industry

By Area Noir

What can't be denied is that art created in the wake of Black Lives Matter will forever represent a period of time that resonated on a profound level, worldwide, with more than the black community.

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