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Visual Artist Mattahan: Humans, Beasts & I... Oh My!

The height of Black giants larger than life, surpassing clouds while odd looking beasts and fish roam the earth is nothing far from the imagination; especially when you have the gift to be able to recreate the exact image of some sort of surreal, spectacle in your mind. The beautiful part about these spectacles shared is that they're ambiguous- open for one’s own interpretation. So who's to say that artist Mattahan’s (born Paul Davey) illustrations are not a force to be reckoned with?

By Tip Jordan, AFROPUNK Contributor *

Conventional standards of art would have you to believe that every image must mirror reality, but it’s obvious that isn't the case when it comes to illustrator, Mattahan's phenomena.

The irregular pairings of creatures and humans seem to create a film of wonder; the true meaning of the picture is ultimately up to the viewer. I see nothing wrong in dabbling in your imagination’s vault. Afterall, you're the Creator!

To view more of Mattahan's artwork visit, http://mattahan.deviantart.com.
* Tip Jordan's blog: www.beingtip.com

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Comment by Jaybyrd on December 19, 2013 at 12:24pm

beautiful!

Comment by NAKED TRUTH on December 3, 2013 at 9:04am

DOPE definitly Music for the Eyes!

Comment by Alexis Sueme Mena on December 1, 2013 at 3:38pm

Thank you for putting me on, and thank you Mr. Davey for the Inspiration, I am now a fan of your work, Bless up. 

Comment by YamiNoSensei on December 1, 2013 at 7:49am

Oooh, I love the one of Dossouye and Gbo! Makes me want to revisit some of Charles Saunders' work, it's been a while.


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