Njideka Akunyili Crosby-A Nigerian Visual Artist
Njideka Akunyili Crosby“My art addresses my internal tension between my deep love for Nigeria, my country of birth, and my strong appreciation for Western culture, which has profoundly influenced both my life and my art. I use my art as a way to negotiate my seemingly contradictory loyalties to both my cherished Nigerian culture that is currently eroding and to my white American husband. Most of the Nigerian traditions I experienced growing up are quickly disappearing due to the permeation of Western culture and the ensuing opinion that being ”too Nigerian” is uncool. I feel dismayed by Nigerians’ unquestioningly valuing anything Western as superior however, my awareness of this problem does not exempt me from it – indeed, I question whether this mentality played a part in my falling in love with my husband. My art serves as a vehicle through which I explore my conflicted allegiance to two separate cultures.” Njideka Akunyili
Artist Matt Moore recently spent a residency at Summit on Powder Mountain in Eden, Utah where he created these lovely mandalas from gathering objects from his surroundings. The resulting natural sculptures are breathtaking. See more below:
Olivia Knapp’s illustration style is directly influenced by European engravings of the 16th and 17th centuries but Olivia keenly infuses contemporary eye candy into the detailed works. See more below!
This work explores erosion and the disruption of form. Focusing on biological erosion, I wanted to convey the idea of a host being attacked and eaten away by a parasitic virus, highlighting the creeping spread of the infection as it corrupts the body. I have produced a series of angular porcelain forms, sandblasted to wear the surface and reveal inner strata. This aggressive process, contrarily, creates a delicate vulnerability in the shape. The translucency of the porcelain and the interruption of the surface make it possible to glimpse through to layers beneath, creating a tension between the seen and the obscured.
What the fUcK what kind of angel goddess teas
my favourite collaboration so far
Full set here