You’re Ghana Need to Follow the Artistic Ethos of Samuel Blankson

Hailing from Ghana, 24-year old graphic designer Samuel Blankson aka @themanyphacedgod uses his savoir-faire of digital art and love of black skin as a way to paint mortal men as God-like entities. Drawing from hip-hop and r&b culture, Blankson uses his artistic gift as a way to pay homage to pop icons who make dark features as beautiful as they always have been. Continue reading You’re Ghana Need to Follow the Artistic Ethos of Samuel Blankson

Power to the Paintbrush, Tatiana K.’s Delightful Artwork

The empowering art of Tatiana K. aka @phoenixaaart of Florida, is full of beautiful black faces expressing the emotionality of the human experience. Tatiana says that all she wants to do is something that “radiates peace and tranquility and a sense of something more than just this reality” and her art already has done so and will continue to do so as she grows ever stronger. Continue reading Power to the Paintbrush, Tatiana K.’s Delightful Artwork

Pink Daydream Q&A With Ariya Sonethavy

I’ve been obsessed with the color red since high school. Maybe because I was listening to Taylor Swift’s Red a lot and I was wearing a lot of red (I still do). I think the color represents intensity and the tumultuousness of… any emotion. Love, anger, passion. I like how red contains pinks and beiges, which is what I’m really drawn to when I make any kind of visual art. The red and pink color palette of “bubbling froth” is meant to embody intimacy in its most raw form — it’s an experimental short about the franticness of love, how meeting someone new makes you feel like you’re “blooming” (hence the second title card). The pinker tones of the film capture the comedown of these intense feelings as well. Continue reading Pink Daydream Q&A With Ariya Sonethavy

Dolce Paganne’s Macabre Art Will Give You Goosebumps and Make You Howl at the Moon

Dolce Paganne is a 37-year old surrealist who has a love for creating larger-than-life, macabre, and intricate dreamscapes composed primarily of Victorian-garbed girls and women. She has an affinity for horror stories and lives in the wooded town of Tervuren in Belgium. While she creates her oeuvres, she often listens to electronic music as the sunlight peeks through her windows. Continue reading Dolce Paganne’s Macabre Art Will Give You Goosebumps and Make You Howl at the Moon