studioafrica:

WE ARE ALL AFROFUTURISTS: A REMINDER

by Kareem Reid (westindians)

“Afrofuturism” might sound like an impenetrable theoretical art term but simply put, it involves the act of re-imagination, reclamation of black identity – a rejection and subversion of debilitating stereotypes, an expression of the infinite ways of interpreting the past, present & future, demonstrating the cosmopolitan reality of the black experience.  

Visually, this usually takes the form of adopting influences from a distant, mythologized African past and ideas of the future (for example, references to outer space or extraterrestrial life) to create something distinctly modern or futuristic. “Afrofuturism” is a way of understanding and creating art that is ultimately about challenging pre-existing modes of perception.

Some great articles / blogs on Afrofuturism:

The Aesthetics of Afro-futurism

afrofuturisticlingo

afrocyberpunk.com

 

 

Untitled
Watercolor, graphite, and ink on paper.
2014

Untitled

Watercolor, graphite, and ink on paper.

2014

yungvermeer:

Pasithea (The Allegory of Hallucination)Oil on Canvas - 26” x 26”After two damn-long months of working on this increasingly complicated piece, It’s finally complete! I present the lovely Hailey Evans as Pasithea, the wife of Hypnos and the so-called Greek goddess of hallucination. 

yungvermeer:

Pasithea (The Allegory of Hallucination)
Oil on Canvas - 26” x 26”

After two damn-long months of working on this increasingly complicated piece, It’s finally complete! I present the lovely Hailey Evans as Pasithea, the wife of Hypnos and the so-called Greek goddess of hallucination.
 

Reblogged from Yung Vermeer
40ozfied:

The Virgin with a Forty - William Adolphe Bouguereau

40ozfied:

The Virgin with a Forty - William Adolphe Bouguereau

Reblogged from 40 oz to freedom

socialjusticekoolaid:

Today in Solidarity: Family of Mike Brown join protesters outside of STL Courthouse, demanding the immediate arrest of their son’s killer, Officer Darren Wilson.

The grand jury has yet to charge Darren Wilson with anything. Mike Brown’s killer is still a free man, being paid by the taxpayers of the very community he’s terrorized. #staywoke #farfromover

Reblogged from neoliberalismkills
yungvermeer:

Gothic Winter Boot
*Clears mic* I’ve got a new shoe for y’all.
Revisiting my “Walk Through Art History” collection, I present the new and improved Gothic-inspired boot!

yungvermeer:

Gothic Winter Boot

*Clears mic* I’ve got a new shoe for y’all.

Revisiting my “Walk Through Art History” collection, I present the new and improved Gothic-inspired boot!

Reblogged from Yung Vermeer
passaxpassa:

Jamilla Okubo | African-American Gothic

passaxpassa:

Jamilla Okubo | African-American Gothic

Reblogged from Impressions on my mind

alpheratz1:

Alphonse Mucha

Reblogged from Venus Noire
View from my desk Part 2. #workishard

View from my desk Part 2. #workishard

Tags: workishard

iwriteaboutfeminism:

Saturday morning, over 1,000 people march for justice for Michael Brown. 

August 30th.

Reblogged from neoliberalismkills