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Award winning painter Kehinde Wiley to debut new stained glass exhibition at Le Petit Palais in Paris

Kehinde Wiley has been kicking ass and taking names in the art world. His first solo art exhibition in France will be displayed in Le Petit Palais in Paris October 20th through January 16th. The exhibition is a unique set of ten monumental works, stained glass and paintings, presented at the heart of the permanent collections of the museum. This is a huge deal! Black artists rarely get this level of acclaim while they’re still alive and active, so this is a major look for…


Added by Eye Candy on October 20, 2016 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

BOOK: New book series “Little Professor Skye” encourages Black and Brown girls to dream big

Black girl magic is everywhere and lately, it seems like our little ones are gonna have plenty of art to experience in their youth. Author Munson Steed is hoping that her book series “Little Professor Skye” will encourage young girls to aspire higher. Steed, who says the book was inspired by his goddaughter Skye dreaming aloud, hopes through reading about her characters Skye’s adventures with her father and the careers she sees for herself will push other kids to do the…


Added by Eye Candy on October 19, 2016 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Ghanaian design company Creo Concepts balances commercial work with dope illustrated depictions of Black millennials

Creo Concepts is striking a delicate balance with an ease characteristic of a well established brand. The Ghanaian design company is working with some of the biggest names in commercial design but still finds time to engage millennial consumers with a regular series of animated and illustrated content. Their APUU cartoon series is gaining popularity via Instagram for its depictions of Black young adults in their everyday lives and celebrating those born on each day of the…


Added by Eye Candy on October 17, 2016 at 10:30am — No Comments

FEATURE 'Afro-inks' weekly illustration by Eddaviel

Eddaviel (who was a Live painter at(AFROPUNK Paris) takes his favorite AFROPUNK ‘Afro Of The Day’ images and creates illustrations weekly. "A line, created by a drop of ink that becomes an expression of afro traits." This week's illustration features Rodney Hawkins!

* Eddaviel is…


Added by Eye Candy on October 14, 2016 at 11:24am — No Comments

Kenyan Illustrator Naomi Kariuki pens #BlackGirlMagic in AFROPUNK art tribute

Nairobi’s own Naomi Kariuki has taken to the proverbial easel to draw and digitally paint a tribute series to AFROPUNK. Her drawings are stylistically unique but extremely characteristic of AFROPUNK’s festivalgoers and supporters worldwide. With bright, funky color and some serious spunk in the characters, it’s sure to make you feel hella Black, hella proud, and hella fly. Enjoy the art below.

By T. McLendon, AFROPUNK…


Added by Eye Candy on October 14, 2016 at 10:49am — No Comments

Exclusive Basquiat artwork will be exhibited for the first time at X Contemporary in Miami

Jean Michel Basquiat has become somewhat of an icon for Black artistic genius. Although he passed away in 1988, since the time of his death, he’s been hailed as one of the greatest neo-expressionist painters in to ever live and references to his work in hip hop and punk culture abound. X Contemporary, an affiliate to the Miami Art Basel festival, will be exhibiting some exclusive early works of Basquiat at the Nobu Hotel this winter. The pieces include paintings, collages,…


Added by Eye Candy on October 14, 2016 at 9:45am — No Comments

NYC-Based visual artist Kendario La'Pierre makes high art accessible with mixed media collages

Bold. Daring. Eccentric. All of these words come to mind when experiencing the art of Kendario La'Pierre. La'Pierre, the New York visual artist making waves on Instagram and beyond, is known for his collage-esque digital paintings, using found imagery, original photography, and enough creativity to last a lifetime. The mixed media artist recently had his artwork featured on the cover of Granta Magazine's Legacies of Love issue and we're hoping to see a lot more of his work!…


Added by Eye Candy on October 7, 2016 at 10:12am — No Comments

Indie comic powerhouse YouNeek Studios expands its universe to include a new female hero, Malikah the Warrior Queen

Since the beginning, Black women have always been the behind-the-scenes superheroes, helping push the movement forward and taking care of business in every field of human endeavor. YouNeek Studios and author Roye Okupe recognize the inherent strength and resilience of the Black woman and in response to this knowledge, have added a new hero to their comic universe in the form of Malika the Warrior Queen. Set in fifteenth-century West Africa, “Malika: Warrior Queen Part One”… Continue

Added by Eye Candy on October 6, 2016 at 1:31pm — No Comments

Horror-themed cyclepunk video game 'Z’Isle' seeks to bring characters from marginalized communities to the forefront of gaming

What’s better than a zombie video game, you ask? A zombie video game made by and for Black and Brown folks! Z’Isle is the cyclepunk video game from the mind of Lateef Martin, the creative director and founder of Miscellaneum, the Montreal-based indie game studio. Based on a comic book series featuring characters from marginalized communities in lead roles, now those same characters are about to break into the gaming world. Z'Isle, a horror-themed tactical RPG set…


Added by Eye Candy on October 5, 2016 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment

Black nerds unite! Award winning African mythology comic book "The Chronicles of the Newborn" needs our support!

Peter Daniel and his crew of illustrators, designers, and creatives are back with a new installment of their comic, “The Chronicles of the Newborn.” After winning Most African-Oriented comic at Lagos Comic-Con, the team set out to further the story of the Newborn spirits: a creation of the celestial council to combat the great evils in their universe. Directed by Adeniji Jnr; and colored by Ikechukwu Obikwu, Femi Fatumi and Jide Olusanaya, this comic is a study in what…


Added by Eye Candy on October 5, 2016 at 3:30pm — No Comments


AFROPUNK is nothing without the countless festival-goers, artists, and army members that make each experience possible. We thank the contributors to AFROPUNK London’s powerful live art installation “DECONSTRUCTION – RECONSTRUCTION – CONSTRUCTION,” Sonority, Wumi, and Scarlett, and also to each AFROPUNK Army member for their tremendous help in making this installation possible. For everyone who couldn't make it out to Londontown, enjoy these photos from the exhibit!…


Added by Eye Candy on October 5, 2016 at 1:37pm — No Comments

Check out Canadian illustrator Ejiwa “Edge” Ebenebe’s fantastical, earthy depictions of Black women

The mind of Art of Edge, the Canadian illustrator whose given name is Ejiwa Ebenebe, is a study in fantasy and nature. Edge’s illustrations center on Black women, where she repurposes folklore and mythology inspiration with contemporary flair. Afros, locs, and braids are portrayed in whimsical colors and each piece has an awe-inspiring attention to detail. Check out her artwork here and on all of her social media.

By T. McLendon,…


Added by Eye Candy on September 30, 2016 at 3:30pm — No Comments

FEATURE: Mokshini weekly fashion illustration from AFROPUNK Brooklyn 2016 - Maureen Powel

Here is this week's Mokshini fashion illustration featuring model/blogger/stylist Maureen Powel (@Maureenpowel)

By Nadeesha Godamunne*, AFROPUNK Contributor

*Nadeesha Godamunne is a fashion illustrator from New Zealand now residing in Brooklyn, New York - and the creator of fashion illustration blog Mokshini / Instagram:…


Added by Eye Candy on September 30, 2016 at 2:18pm — No Comments

Beast-riding heroine badass, Marki, makes debut in James Gages’ and Michael Watson’s bi-monthly comic book series ‘Emerald Quest’

Check out ‘Emerald Quest’—a bi-monthly comic book series written and created Michael Watson, with art by James Gage, letters by Danny Cooper and editor Erik McAlister. The gorgeous, mystical world of ‘Emerald Quest’ is set in a far-away…


Added by Eye Candy on September 30, 2016 at 10:30am — No Comments

BOOK: Black author & activist Dr. Tamara Pizzoli combats negative imagery of Blackness with spunky new illustrated book 'Tallulah the Tooth Fairy, CEO'

As a child, every time my tooth started to wiggle, I couldn’t wait for the tooth fairy to pay me a visit. The story of the tooth fairy was such a lovely accompaniment to the frightening prospect of losing a tooth. Dr. Tamara Pizzoli, the author of new book ‘Tallulah the Tooth Fairy CEO’ is bringing our favorite fairytale into the 21st century in a partnership with Rome-based Italian publishing house The English Schoolhouse. The book's main character is Tallulah, the founder…


Added by Eye Candy on September 29, 2016 at 4:00pm — No Comments

FEATURE: Mokshini weekly fashion illustration from AFROPUNK Brooklyn 2016

Here is this week's Mokshini fashion illustration. Introducing Akua Shabaka, the designer and budding fashion icon (@shabakaaa).

By Nadeesha Godamunne, AFROPUNK Contributor

* Nadeesha Godamunne is a fashion illustrator from New Zealand now residing in Brooklyn, New York - and the creator of fashion illustration blog…


Added by Eye Candy on September 23, 2016 at 12:50pm — No Comments

Royal Art Series: Visual Artist & Illustrator Kenal Louis Immortalizes Black Celebs In Futuristic Portraits

Afrofuturism is alive and well in the internet age, thanks in part to digital illustrators and visual artists like Kenal Louis. In his Royal Art Series, he takes the celebrities we know and love and paints them against the backdrop of the galaxy. From Willow Smith and FKA Twigs, to Kevin Hart & Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, he highlights the golden and bronze in each subject’s skin tone and surrounds with symbols that reflect their work. Be on the lookout for more…


Added by Eye Candy on September 21, 2016 at 1:00pm — No Comments

16-year-old Johannesburg-based digital artist Tasia wows with diverse character illustrations

Believe it or not, but Johannesburg-based South African illustrator Tasia is only 16-years-old. A digital portrait artist and visual storyteller in her own right, Tasia creates stunning and diverse digital portraits; many original and custom, and so inspired by fiction, fashion, and history. What I love about Tasia’s work the most is how delicate her renderings appear, as if they’re paintings, and her attention to lighting, which is quite striking. Scroll down to…


Added by Eye Candy on September 20, 2016 at 10:21am — No Comments

(H)afrocentric: The Comic - Kwame Toes The Line of Wokeness

Written by Smith with art by Ronald Nelson, (H)afrocentric is the on-going series follows radical Black feminist, Naima Pepper. In this particular strip, we see Kwame, a student of numerology, Kemetic history and supreme mathematics, balancing the "woke" qualities he purports and the mainstream tendencies of the times. While he breaks down toxic masculine stereotypes by stating that he's secure enough to cuddle, he explains that his mixtape is available and the…


Added by Eye Candy on September 19, 2016 at 3:30pm — No Comments

FEATURE:Atlanta-based contemporary artist Kyeoshin explores life, death, and destiny through African heritage-inspired paintings

Kyeoshin is an Atlanta-based contemporary acrylic artist who, through her work, explores modern cultural themes by translating them into eye-catching paintings inspired by African ancestry and heritage. Often times Kyeoshin’s vibrant pieces present complex, metaphysical questions dealing with life, death, destiny, and consciousness. Keyoshin work has been featured by Microsoft, Creative Loafing, and A3C. See some of her pieces down below!…


Added by Eye Candy on September 14, 2016 at 10:40am — No Comments

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