On my Tumblr runs, I come across so much gorgeous digital art! (graphic art? illustrations?) I’m never quite sure what blends into what (I’m open to education in the comments..) Whichever way, a compilation of the coolest ‘digi-art’ (please tell me I coined this?) I’ve seen recently. So, enjoy!
Kenesha Sneed is the designer/illustrator behind Tactile Matter. Our love for all things handmade and minimal is surely no surprise by now. It should be quite obvious immediately that Tactile Matter is definitely our cup of tea. Pun intended.
With the increasing number of phenomenal female, black artists doing impossibly amazing things, I’m always genuinely stoked to see these artists given a platform to put their work out there.
Offering a selection of artwork (from some of my favorites) ranging from photography, to paintings, to digital art, to graphic design, R + Co Art Shop, is bridging the gap between emerging artists and prospective collectors.
The concept for R + Co Art Shop started from a conversation on a bus ride in the streets of Accra. Founder, Sharon Obuobi, had been managing an online platform, African & Afro-Diasporan Art Talks, and she dreamt of creating an art space to enable emerging artists to showcase their artworks and be supported by an art buying audience.
No, she is.. Not literally. But literally. Okay, I’ll quit being confusing. But guys, Lina Viktor paints with 24-karat gold. Whutt?
Let’s start from the beginning.. Lina Viktor is a conceptual/fine artist. She “creates her own mythology as a painter, sculptor, photographer, and performance artist.” Governed by a purist colour palette of gold, blue, black and white, I also find her use of geometric shapes in repeated patterns fascinating. You won’t be in doubt of which is the Lina Viktor painting in the room.
Viktor’s work is an interesting juxtaposition between medieval regality and contemporary pop culture.