Wednesday, May 1, 2013

RABBIT'S MOON NEW ARTIST SERIES YOU WILL LOVE THIS NEW ARTIST!


RABBITS MOON STUDIO IS PLEASE TO INTRODUCE


                                                NJIDEKA AKUNYILI 
                                                an exciting new artist we would like you to discover also


"(CNN) -- Njideka Akunyili started college planning to be a doctor, but left as an artist and is now billed as one of New York's most promising new talents.
The 29-year-old Nigerian-born artist has just completed a year-long residence with the prestigious Studio Harlem in New York.

THE THING AROUND HIS NECK   BY NJIDEKA AKUNYILI                    from google image for educational purposes only
Njideka is an interesting artist for many reasons.  She is Nigerian born, sought to be a doctor, but chose to be an artist instead, and studied at the Harlem School of Art in a rich tradition of artists who came before her. Her work is an interesting mixture of transfers, charcoal, paper and painting.  
One cannot help but think of Jacob Lawrence and Romare Bearden when looking at her work and......She handles collage in a much similar fashion in her use of large dominate shapes, rich texturing of image, and handling of complex social issues in a bold, yet simple, presentation.  
Lets look at Lawrence and Bearden's work and see if you can see the similarities and influence.


Romare Bearden Collage                    google image for educational uses


Jacob Lawrence Painting and Collage
google image educational use 
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