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Interview Sherin Guirguis

Egyptian born, US-raised artist Sherin Guirguis’ geometrically patterned paintings and sculptures reflect the Mashrabiya. She talks to Nosmot Gbadamosi about using it as a way to examine the interplay between…..

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African Creativity Roundup 2013

Happy New Year! This was a formidable year for creative projects from Africa and inspired by Africa. Here is a round up of some of our favorites. We hope to…..

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Zerihun Seyoum: On painting Addis Ababa

In a recent interview on Project Inkblot, Ethiopian Zerihun Seyoum explains his artwork, life as a painter and inspiration.   I’m based in Addis Ababa, though my work could be…..

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Creative Tribute to Madiba

Thousands of creatives around the world mourn and celebrate the life of Nelson Mandela. Hand of Africa Adrian Steirn James Abinibi Sindiso Nyoni Linsey Levendall Wessel Mathews Armando Mendoza Mpumi…..

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Bikonscious

From Johannesburg illustration studio Negritude Republic here is their latest project inspired by political activist Stephen Biko. Bikonscious Biko–Conscious Black–Conscious-Movement This Illustration explores the visionary of the 21th century Diverse…..

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On Painting: Lynette Yiadom-Boakye

I give all I can, as I think seduction is very important. I love painting. I love the surface of it. I know how it makes me feel when I…..

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Moustapha Alassane: Father of African Animation

Moustapha Alassane is hailed as the father of African animation. Born in 1942 in N’Dougou Niger, Alassane is one of the first filmmakers in Africa contributing to African Cinema since…..

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Beatrice Wanjiku

Beatrice Wanjiku is a visual artist from Kenya. She is one of Kenya’s most upcoming contemporary artist. Recognized for her emotional paintings her work is appreciated worldwide. The paintings challenge…..

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Feature Artist: Robin Rhode

Bio Robin Rhode (b. 1976, Cape Town, South Africa) was raised in Johannesburg and graduated from the South Africa School of Film, Television and Dramatic Arts, Johannesburg, in 2000. The Berlin-based…..

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IBM launches a Photo Contest for Africa

The Waterfront, Cape Town, South Africa IBM is launching a Photo contest to celebrate the opening of their new research lab in Africa, in Nairobi (I should say it’s the only research…..

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Sid El Houari, Wahran

Take a look at editorial illustrations of Wahran, Algeria by illustrator Benali Amine. The illustrations portray the architecture and monuments of Wahran.  

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Framed

Framed is a photo project by Francois Beaurain highlighting barber and other shops’ signs from Monrovia. Ignored in the West and not valued locally, these signs are, though, integral part…..

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Feature Artist: Meleko Mokgosi

Bio Meleko Mokgosi (b. Francistown, Botswana) is an artist who works within an interdisciplinary framework to create large-scale project-based installations. By working with figurative (history) painting, cinematic tropes, psychoanalysis, and…..

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Olaf Hajek: Strange Flowers

Earlier this year Olaf Hajek presented his work Strange Flowers. Always some great art and illustration inspiration. Strange Flowers, Hajek’s most recent body of work is a hypnotic tangle of…..

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Gorean Summer

Senegalese photographer Fabrice Monteiro documents summertime on the beaches of Gorée Island.  Gorée is one of the 19 districts of the city of Dakar, historically known for its history being part…..