All Access into Dorota Liwacz’s Intergalactic Art

Although her pieces are quite together, they highlight the torn nature that we all have within, struggling with emotionality, connection, spirituality, and even the existence (or lack-there-of) of aliens. Featuring women independent of objectification, the viewer is presented with feminism and female empowerment in each work. Continue reading All Access into Dorota Liwacz’s Intergalactic Art

Pei-Yu Is Happy!

Hi, my name is Pei-Yu Huang, sometimes friends call me Happy. I am 22 years old. I’m studying visual communication design in Taiwan and going to graduate from college this year. I also have a day-job teaching children to draw and sculpt. In my free time, I like to stay at home and make things. I think art always represents the creator and the situation in their heart, or what they’ve been through. Sometimes it’s a way to express yourself. My art is centered around the belief in “happiness”, and the creation of a world of make-believe. Everything depends on my life, and what mood I’m in. Although the world I create is so colourful, I’m not great at thinking positively. Whenever I feel depressed, I listen to music. Then I paint. Continue reading Pei-Yu Is Happy!

Protocol’s Ahmad Ferguson Drops Knowledge & Talks Florida Man Headlines

Hello! I’m Ahmad, I sing in a hardcore band called Protocol. We started in Tallahassee, FL but we’re from all over these days. A lot of our songs try to confront uglier topics like racism, American exceptionalism, violence, etc. Sounds kinda boring, but I’m not sure there’s much more to the story than that! Continue reading Protocol’s Ahmad Ferguson Drops Knowledge & Talks Florida Man Headlines

The ABC’s of Screen Printing with Joshua Rodriguez

When I was younger, I honestly always loved clothes but I never knew the process of making clothes. I never really had people I could go to, to ask questions. But I learned how to screenprint at a young age through all the great art programs that there are in Providence. Through me being in different bands, I would design and print all the merch. I fell in love with the process of printmaking and decided to take on a new project of my own, which is now my brand “Alphabets.” Continue reading The ABC’s of Screen Printing with Joshua Rodriguez

DHANTÉ Drops “Can’t We Smile” and Meditates About His Future

Today is Valentine’s Day to all, but to 19-year old emcee DHANTÉ fans, future and present, it’s his birthday and the day he drops the visuals to “Can’t We Smile.” DHANTÉ grew up on Long Island and in Flatbush, Brooklyn to a Guyanese father and Jamaican mother with soca, reggae, and dancehall being played in his household. Outside of the house, BK impacted his music, drawing influence from Pro Era. At first he was a singer, but he fell in love with emceeing almost immediately after a studio invite. Continue reading DHANTÉ Drops “Can’t We Smile” and Meditates About His Future

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