In celebration of Black History Month, we are spotlighting a few of the amazing Black creators on MakersPlace that you should be aware of. Whether your preferred style of art is sci-fi or surrealism, representationalism or realism, your mind will be blown by the creators on this list. Stay tuned for Part II.
A glitch artist based in the Broomfield, Colorado, Jonathan specializes in creating abstract, experimental artworks utilizing popular effects such as pixel sorting and data corruption.
Shaylin Wallace, also known as Surrealist Shay
Shaylin Wallace is a 22 year old surreal digital artist. Her style is surreal, yet minimalistic at times. Her artwork transforms ordinary stock images into extraordinary compositions, bringing her visions to life in Photoshop.
Voke is a self-taught artist exploring various art and design forms. Her artworks explore abstract themes in form and/or narrative, some of which are inspired by prevailing societal and cultural issues.
Zach Murray is a self-taught multimedia digital artist based in London, UK. His artworks combine elements of science fiction and surrealism to transport viewers to dreamy, vibrant new worlds that embody both the past and the future.
The Estate of Thelonious Monk, one of the greatest jazz musicians of all time and the father of modern jazz and bebop. Collaborations with renowned visual artists of various styles have resulted in a number of captivating audiovisuals that honor the legacy of the late jazz icon.
Born in Athens, GA (1979) and raised in Jacksonville, FL, Otha Davis III (also known as Vakseen) is a self-taught, museum-exhibited artist and a multi-platinum music executive, producer & songwriter. While working on hit records has played a driving force in his career, Vakseen has been an active realist painter since moving to Los Angeles in 2011.
Mamadou Sow belongs to the first generation of the digital natives artists who started their career at the beginning of the twentieth first century and challenged to use the Internet as a medium to create an art work in a JPEG format. Sow examines the issues of the intense changes occurring in the contemporary society and culture under the influence of politics, popular culture and the growing power of the Internet.
Alexander Mcwherter, also known as Tankuss
Alexander McWherter, or Tankuss is a young visual artist that captivates his audience by creating surreal digital art and other worldly manipulations. Tankuss started his works about 5 years ago as a graphic designer. Experimenting with Photoshop, he gained knowledge through the years to create his own style of art.
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