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Eye Candy's Blog – March 2015 Archive (36)

FEATURE: The photography of French-Guadeloupean visual Artist AJSilistrie

Explore the photographs of French-Guadeloupean visual Artist AJSilistrie. Her latest series of images are a collection titled 'Indigenous', and each of the monochrome portraits are an exploration of the roots of negritude and self identity. Take a look at her images below. 

By Alexander Aplerku, AFROPUNK Contributor



Added by Eye Candy on March 31, 2015 at 3:30pm — No Comments

FEATURE: The work of Martinican graffiti artist and illustrator Xän

Take a look at the art of graffiti artist and illustrator Xän aka Nuxuno - a member of Martinique's street art collective NPL (Mada PAINT). Explore his stunning work below.…


Added by Eye Candy on March 30, 2015 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

FEATURE: The Almighty Street Team - How we created our own comic book/video game studio

Hello everyone! First off, I would like to say simply, “Thank You!” Since we first announced this concept of “The Street Team” years ago, the support from everyone has been explosive and humbling. Street Team Studio is the umbrella company that unites four production studios and affiliate “members”. It is a multi-media…


Added by Eye Candy on March 27, 2015 at 12:00pm — No Comments

FEATURE: 'Rad American Women' feminist children’s book

Check out new children's book 'Rad American Women'. Inclusive of all colors, gender expressions and sexualities, the book celebrates the "Rebels, Trailblazers, and Visionaries Who Shaped Our History and our future". Author Kate Schatz created the book after failing to find the right books for her daughter. However the feminist book, illustrated by Miriam Klein Stahl, is not solely for girls. Schatz says: "I definitely want young girls to be…


Added by Eye Candy on March 25, 2015 at 1:30pm — No Comments

FEATURE: Reparations in the form of a pill - new Sci-Fi film, 'No Boni'

Take a look at new Sci-Fi. film 'No Boni'. Directed by DuBois Ashong, and set in 2016, 'No Boni' tells the story of a "young man who finds himself the center of a pharmaceutical clinical trial which focuses on giving psychological reparations in the form of a pill, to African diasporan people affected by slavery". Watch the trailer below. Also, 'No Boni' will be…


Added by Eye Candy on March 25, 2015 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

FEATURE: Inspired by music - the work of visual artist Alim Smith

Explore the work of Delaware based artist Alim Smith, an artist who finds his inspiration in music. Smith states that his artwork is "heavily inspired by music" and names Andre 3000, Jay Electronica, Pac, Curtis Mayfield, and Stevie Wonder as some of his favorite musicians/rappers. Check out his portraits below. Also, if you're in Philadelphia on April 11th, look out for Alim Smith's '…


Added by Eye Candy on March 25, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments

FEATURE: "Queer Feminist Artists Who Are Challenging Today's 'Body Oppression' (NSFW)"

The Huffington Post writes: when asked, in an interview back in 1999, whether or not one painting could adequately challenge masculine representations of God, the inimitable Judy Chicago replied, "Not one painting... One painting can't possibly have that power. But if in the museum there were a lot of paintings by women who have made images of the female as the divine, then maybe it could begin to have an effect. But no one image can do that by itself." A group…


Added by Eye Candy on March 24, 2015 at 1:07pm — No Comments

FEATURE: 'The Mahoyo Project' - new documentary following Swedish creative trio Mahayo

Check out 'The Mahoyo Project', a documentary that aims to break stereotypes of gender, race and location. The film, directed by Moira Ganley, follows Swedish creative trio Mahoyo as they collaborate with local artists in Johannesburg's growing urban music, fashion and dance scene - juxtaposed with Stockholm’s creative scene and its characters. Watch the trailer below.

By Alexander Aplerku, AFROPUNK…


Added by Eye Candy on March 23, 2015 at 2:00pm — No Comments

FEATURE: 'Whiteshadows' - the new series from Nigerian photographer William Ukoh

Check out this new series of images from Nigerian photographer William Ukoh. In regards to the series, titled 'Whiteshadows', the Canadian based photographer states: "'Whiteshadows’ is an ongoing…


Added by Eye Candy on March 20, 2015 at 5:00pm — No Comments

FEATURE: Black Lives Matter movement’s photo project - calling all photographers and photography hobbyists!

Calling all photographers and photography hobbyists involved in the #BlackLivesMatter movement and partner organizations! Black Lives Matter is teaming up with the 24 Hour Project (a street photography project that seeks to document…


Added by Eye Candy on March 20, 2015 at 12:30pm — No Comments

ART: Moving towards abstraction - the work of digital artist Manzel Bowman

Take a look at the the work of digital artist and illustrator Manzel Bowman. Living and working in Amiytville, New York, Bowman creates works that move away from structure towards abstraction; and in doing so, as he states, creates 'intense personal moments masterfully created by means of rules and omissions, acceptance and refusal, luring the viewer round…


Added by Eye Candy on March 20, 2015 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

FEATURE: The photography of 'Instagram activist' Ruddy Roye

Explore the work of Brooklyn based photographer and activist Ruddy Roye. A photographer who works across all mediums, Roye (born and raised in Jamaica) is most recognised for his smartphone images and Instagram account - using the social media platform as a way to document the reality of black life in America. He told…


Added by Eye Candy on March 19, 2015 at 1:30pm — 2 Comments

EVENT: 'Prophetika: An Oratorio' - Part theatrical event, part visual art installation, part ritual ceremony

Starting from tomorrow, New York Theatre club, La Mama, will be the home to 'Prophetika: An Oratorio' - a new piece of theatre from award-winning stage director Charlotte Brathwaite, composer Courtney Bryan and installation artist Abigail DeVille. Inspired by the legacies and lives of Sun Ra, Alice Coltrane, and Harriet Tubman, the show will act as a spotlight on the current state of our world. Find more info …


Added by Eye Candy on March 19, 2015 at 12:00pm — No Comments

FEATURE: The illustrations of digital artist KiraTheArtist

Explore the work of Shakira Rivers - a.k.a KiraTheArtist. The self-taught artist - who has been drawing all her life - has been freelancing as an artist for the past eight years and is recognised for her distinctive digital paintings and illustrations, ranging from from portraits to character designs. Check out her amazing creations below!

By Alexander Aplerku, AFROPUNK…


Added by Eye Candy on March 18, 2015 at 1:30pm — No Comments

FEATURE: Come be Awakened - my sanctuary for female artists in Los Angeles

Ever since I was young I always wanted to create. I wanted to make a difference in the world, even at the age of thirteen when I built my school dance team from the ground up. I always felt a calling and I was making a difference for all the young girls that wanted to belong to something, wanted to be part of a home. I never would have thought or knew that…


Added by Eye Candy on March 18, 2015 at 12:00pm — 2 Comments

FEATURE: The work of Miami based photographer Rod Deal

Check out the work of photographer Rod Deal. The trained photographer from Miami Beach, Florida, specializes in editorial portraits and photojournalism; and shoots in all mediums of film, as well as digital. Explore his work below!

By Alexander Aplerku, AFROPUNK Contributor…


Added by Eye Candy on March 18, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments

FEATURE: Egyptians and Nubian Werewolves - new graphic novel series, 'The Pack'

Check out new graphic novel series, 'The Pack'! A culmination of 5 years worth of research - which saw creator and artist Paul Louise-Julie living in Africa and studying pre-colonial Ancient Civilizations and Empires - has now led to the release of the series first issue. The debut is the first of a five-part arc titled 'The Egyptian Saga', an arc centered on a motley crew of Egyptians and Nubian Werewolves as they travel through a fantasy version of Ancient Africa.…


Added by Eye Candy on March 17, 2015 at 1:00pm — 2 Comments

ART: Crowning Glory - the work of self-taught artist Michelle Robinson

Explore the work of self-taught figurative artist Michelle Robinson. Describing her work as "whimsical interpretations of the human condition", the Los Angeles based artist uses bold color palettes, patterns and the female form to engage the themes of self-empowerment, identity, community, sexuality, and freedom; and with her art, celebrates women and their crowning glory . Take a look at Robinson's paintings below.…


Added by Eye Candy on March 17, 2015 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

FEATURE: Kehinde Wiley's 'A New Republic' exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum

Check out the captures below taken at Kehinde Wiley's latest exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum. Titled 'A New Republic', the overview of Wiley's fourteen year career raises…


Added by Eye Candy on March 16, 2015 at 8:30pm — 1 Comment

EVENT: Les Bohemes - Spirit of the Creatives Retreat

Find below the details for upcoming event, 'Les Bohemes: Spirit of the Creatives Retreat'. Including special guests The Floacist, Saddi Khali, and Cipriana Quann, the five-day event aims to "delve beneath the surface of ones creativity"; and whatever your creative field is, the retreat seeks "To remind and affirm your authentic vision and goals. More info …


Added by Eye Candy on March 16, 2015 at 7:17pm — No Comments

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